Detroit Tigers news, rumors and injuries
Thu, 21 May 2015 14:46:19 -0700
Detroit Tigers RP Joakim Soria blew his first save of the season against the Houston Astros Thursday, May 21. He allowed one hit and an earned run while throwing 13 pitches. His ERA now stands at 1.42 on the year.
Fantasy Tip: Soria still remains one of the most valuable closers in the game despite his first blown save of the year. He's not striking out a ton, but he has a firm grasp on the ninth-inning job with Joe Nathan done for the year.
Thu, 21 May 2015 14:38:47 -0700
Detroit Tigers SP David Price gave up three runs (two earned) and struck out 12 in 6 2/3 innings in a no-decision against the Houston Astros Thursday, May 21. He allowed five hits in the outing and walked just one hitter while throwing 69 of his 100 pitches for strikes.
Fantasy Tip: Price ($8,900, 17.8% of cap) was certainly worth his cost at FantasyScore against the Astros, who came into the game ranked second in the league in strikeouts. The veteran left-hander has had some shaky outings this year, but he should be fine in the long run, and this start today confirms that.
Thu, 21 May 2015 07:46:56 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Castro ($2,900, 5.8% of cap) has struggled mightily this season, but he has hit three home runs over his past seven games, so maybe an uptick in production is coming. Make sure to avoid him in all fantasy formats Thursday. Conger ($1,600, 3.2% of cap) doesn't warrant attention in any fantasy formats, as he is just 5-for-32 this season.
Thu, 21 May 2015 07:12:05 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Davis ($3,000, 6.0% of cap) is an upside source of cap relief for FantasyScore players. His speed helps him stretch out extra-base hits and swipe bases. He has performed well when given the opportunity this season, too, as he sports a .275 average with 18 runs, eight extra-base hits and nine stolen bases over 80 at-bats.
Thu, 21 May 2015 07:06:53 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Make sure to avoid Iglesias ($3,500, 7.0% of cap) in all fantasy formats Thursday. It is likely a routine day off on getaway day, as Igelsias missed time earlier in the month with a groin injury. Romine ($1,600, 3.2% of cap) is nothing more than a desperation flier for FantasyScore contests Thursday.
Wed, 20 May 2015 19:29:57 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Castellanos ($2,700, 5.4% of cap) has picked up at least one hit in seven of his last nine games and has picked up six RBI in that span. Castellanos could be a cheaper option for owners on FantasyScore to consider, but owners should be able to find a better option most nights.
Wed, 20 May 2015 11:19:11 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Collins will be a bottom-of-the-barrel option at FantasyScore for the time being, and he could see occasional starts in the outfield and DH with Victor Martinez (knee) on the DL.
Tue, 19 May 2015 20:31:23 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Sanchez ($6,000, 12.0% of cap) has struggled at times this season and currently has a 5.60 ERA. Sanchez will face the Houston Astros in his next start and could be a risky option for owners on FantasyScore.
Tue, 19 May 2015 13:54:54 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Verlander ($5,200, 10.4% of cap) could move to a simulated game if everything goes well Friday, and he'll likely need a rehab start or two before coming off the DL. The Tigers aren't rushing him back, and you shouldn't feel compelled to rush him into your FantasyScore lineups when he's back in the bigs, either.
Tue, 19 May 2015 13:33:50 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Martinez ($4,200, 8.4% of cap) has no timetable for a return, and it's likely he'll need more than the allotted 15 days on the DL. You should be hesitant in using him at FantasyScore when he returns until we see signs that his swing and health are back to 100%.
Tue, 19 May 2015 12:25:16 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Collins, who normally plays outfield, is serving as the designated hitter and J.D. Martinez ($4,400, 8.8% of cap) is in right field. Collins may see some playing time in Martinez's absence, so watch and see what he does.
Tue, 19 May 2015 11:14:59 -0700
Fantasy Tip: After hitting .335 with a career-high 32 home runs and 103 RBI in 2014, Martinez's ($4,200, 8.4% of cap) 2015 season is on the way to being a bust for his fantasy owners. He has just one home run and is hitting .216 (24-for-111) after undergoing left knee surgery this spring. He hasn't bounced back and has had a lack of power as a result. There's a good chance he'll need more than the 15 days on the DL to rest. In his absence, Rajai Davis ($3,000, 6.0% of cap) figures to see more playing time as the designated hitter. He's useful at FantasyScore for his speed on the base paths.
Tue, 19 May 2015 09:40:35 -0700
Detroit Tigers 1B Victor Martinez (knee) could be on his way to the disabled list after the team recalled OF Tyler Collins from Class AAA Toledo (Ohio) Tuesday, May 19. Collins was hitting .248 with no home runs and nine RBI in 32 games with the Mud Hens, and he was the final cut from the opening day roster. Martinez has been fighting through soreness in his twice surgically-repaired left knee all year. He tweaked his knee again Monday, May 18, and went 0-for-4 to extend his hitless streak to 13 at-bats. Martinez is hitting .141 with one extra-base hit in 85 at-bats against right-handed pitchers, and he refuses to hit right-handed against righties.
Fantasy Tip: Martinez ($4,200, 8.4% of cap) came up gimpy trying to beat out a double play in Monday night's game. His knee ailment is likely the main culprit for his slow start and lack of thump at the plate. Hopefully for his owners, a break and some rest will do him good, but this could very well be a lost season for the veteran switch hitter. If Martinez needs a DL stint, it'll raise the value of Rajai Davis ($3,000, 6.0% of cap), who has mainly been starting against left-handed pitchers.
Mon, 18 May 2015 20:41:57 -0700
Detroit Tigers DH Victor Martinez (knee) is hitting only .216 this season but is not making any excuses. "If I'm playing, it's because I'm able to go out there and put good swings and good at-bats," Martinez said. "Like I said before, it's not excuse, the knee or anything like that."
Fantasy Tip: Martinez ($4,200, 8.4% of cap) appears to be limited by his knee but is still trying to play. He has only three hits in his last seven games. Owners on FantasyScore may want to avoid using Martinez until he produces more at the plate.
Mon, 18 May 2015 17:18:58 -0700
Detroit Tigers C Alex Avila (knee) started his rehab work Monday, May 18, as he tries to strengthen his left knee. Avila doesn't have a timetable for his return, but he hopes to know more later this week.
Fantasy Tip: Avila ($2,700, 5.4% of cap) warrants occasional FantasyScore consideration as a regular member of the Tigers powerful lineup. In just 74 plate appearances, Avila had 10 runs scored and eight RBI. James McCann ($2,600, 5.2% of cap) will continue to be the Tigers regular catcher until Avila is able to return.
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