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John Marlatt

Links: We haven’t even reached the halfway point yet

A look at Nick Castellanos’ winter of discontent along with news on rehab progress and call-ups

The Tigers have lost their last five series, and quite possibly none as depressing as the most recent sweep suffered at the hands of the Cleveland Indians over the weekend. We knew it was going to get ugly for the Tigers this year, and it appears as though we have arrived at the crossroads of despair and defeat.

As we stare down the road to be traveled we can see one thing: the length of it....

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Brandon Day

Jake Rogers and Isaac Paredes homered in weekend action

Scores, news, and notes from around the Detroit Tigers farm system for Saturday, June 15, and Sunday, June 16, 2019.

Toledo Mud Hens 11, Norfolk Tides 4 (box)

Kyle Funkhouser returned to the Mud Hens rotation and was naturally a little rusty. However, the Hens’ offense had no trouble picking him up as they blew out the Tides on Saturday. Jeimer Candelario and Jacob Robson each had three hit games, while Candelario, Jake Rogers, and Daniel Pinero each homered. Pinero has been holding his...

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Rob Rogacki

What is a good trade return for Matthew Boyd?

The Tigers are open to trading Boyd (and others) this year. If you were GM, what would it take to pull him away?

We don’t know how aggressively the Detroit Tigers are shopping Matthew Boyd this summer, but according to MLB.com’s Jon Morosi, Boyd is available for trade. One imagines the price is rather high, and understandably so; Boyd has been one of the best pitchers in baseball this year, with peripherals that rival those of former Tigers Justin Verlander and Max Scherzer, among...

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Watch: Ron Gardenhire on three-game series sweep by Indians

We hear from manager Ron Gardenhire after his Tigers suffer a three-game series sweep at the hands of the Indians.

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Jordan Zimmermann's return looks to be just around the corner

Tigers right-hander Jordan Zimmermann, currently on the mend after suffering a UCL sprain, looks to be nearing his return, writes Chris McCosky of the Detroit News. On Thursday, Zimmermann threw 4 2/3 innings in a rehab start for Triple-A Toledo, coming away pleased with the 69 pitches he threw and declaring his readiness to rejoin the major-league rotation for his next start. Whether that will actually come to fruition is up to the Tigers’ brass, although manager Ron Gardenhire seemed...

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Rob Rogacki

Indians 8, Tigers 0: Copy + paste

This is basically the same recap as yesterday.

The Detroit Tigers got their first hit earlier in this game, but the result was the same by the end of it. Detroit’s offense managed just four hits in an 8-0 loss against the Cleveland Indians, their fourth defeat in a row. It was the seventh time the Tigers have been shutout in 2019.

The Indians got on the board early, scoring in the top of the first against Tigers starter Spencer Turnbull. Carlos Santana and Jason Kipnis hit two-out doubles,...

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GameThread: Tigers vs. Indians, 1:10 p.m.

Cleveland Indians (36-33) at Detroit Tigers (25-42)

Time/Place: 1:10 p.m., Comerica Park
SB Nation site: Let’s Go Tribe
Media: Fox Sports Detroit, fuboTV, MLB.TV, Tigers Radio Network
Pitching Matchup: RHP Trevor Bauer (4-6, 3.71 ERA) vs. RHP Spencer Turnbull (3-5, 2.78 ERA)

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Rob Rogacki

Game 69 Preview: Indians at Tigers

Spencer Turnbull will try to pick up a win for the Tigers on Sunday.

The Detroit Tigers aren’t supposed to win this game. Their odds of pulling out a victory, according to FiveThirtyEight, stand at just 39 percent. Mind you, this low percentage comes while playing at home — they have the second-lowest odds to win of any home team on Sunday — and, if you believe FanGraphs’ WAR calculations, with the better starting pitcher on the mound.

Granted, most of us would pick Trevor Bauer over...

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Rob Rogacki

Indians 4, Tigers 2: Wash, rinse, repeat.

Wash, rinse, repeat.

The Detroit Tigers didn’t collect their first hit until the fifth inning, and the offense didn’t show much more life after that as the Tigers dropped their third game in a row, this one a 4-2 defeat at the hands of the Cleveland Indians on Saturday evening at Comerica Park.

The game started well enough for the Tigers. Lefthander Gregory Soto, recently recalled from Triple-A Toledo, was effectively wild. He walked four batters in four innings, but also avoided the...

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GameThread: Tigers vs. Indians, 7:10 p.m.

Cleveland Indians (35-33) at Detroit Tigers (25-41)

Time/Place: 6:10 p.m., Comerica Park
SB Nation site: Let’s Go Tribe
Media: Fox Sports Detroit, fuboTV, MLB.TV, Tigers Radio Network
Pitching Matchup: RHP Shane Bieber (5-2, 4.07 ERA) vs. LHP Gregory Soto (0-2, 11.20 ERA)

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Tigers place top prospect Casey Mize on IL with shoulder inflammation

On Friday, one day after Casey Mize left his Double-A start early, the Tigers placed the prized right-hander on the minor league injured list with inflammation in his pitching shoulder. Any shoulder injury for a pitcher obviously isn’t an ideal outcome, but it seems Mize and the Tigers dodged a bullet in this instance.  Mize, the No. 1 pick in the 2018 draft and one of the majors’ elite prospects, had been utterly dominant in the minors this season before going on the IL. Between the...

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Brandon Day

Matt Manning scuffled on Friday while Ulrich Bojarski stayed hot for the Whitecaps

Scores, news, and notes from around the Detroit Tigers’ farm system for Friday, June 14, 2019.

Toledo Mud Hens 7, Norfolk Tides 2 (box)

Drew VerHagen was excellent for seven innings on Friday and the offense gave him an early an early lead to work with. VerHagen struck out nine and allowed just one a run on six hits and a walk. Kody Eaves and Jake Rogers rapped line drive RBI hits in the second to put the Hens up 3-0, and the pitching staff took it from there. After failing to score for...

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Tigers to place Grayson Greiner on IL, select Bobby Wilson

The Tigers have placed catcher Grayson Greiner on the 10-day injured list with a lower-back strain, the team announced. To replace Greiner, the club will select catcher Bobby Wilson from Triple-A Toledo. Wilson will take the 40-man roster spot of injured right-hander Tyson Ross, whom the Tigers are transferring to the 60-day IL. In other moves, the Tigers optioned lefty Ryan Carpenter to Toledo and will recall Triple-A lefty Gregory Soto. The 26-year-old Greiner has gotten off to a...

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Nicholas Castellanos not expecting extension offer from Tigers

With the July 31 deadline around the corner and the Tigers out of contention, soon-to-be free-agent right fielder Nicholas Castellanos ranks among their clearest trade chips. Castellanos’ Tigers tenure may end in a matter of weeks, which he seems to realize. Castellanos, 27, was candid Friday when speaking about his future with reporters (including Cody Stavenhagen of The Athletic and Evan Woodbery of MLive.com). Asked if he expects the Tigers to make an effort to extend him this season,...

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Rob Rogacki

Tigers place Grayson Greiner on 10-day injured list

Additionally, lefthander Ryan Carpenter was optioned to the minor leagues.

The Detroit Tigers placed catcher Grayson Greiner on the 10-day injured list with a low back strain following their embarrassing 13-4 loss to the Cleveland Indians on Friday evening. Greiner did not play on Friday, but caught all nine innings of Detroit’s loss to the Kansas City Royals in Omaha, Neb. on Thursday.

Replacing Greiner on the 25-man roster will be catcher Bobby Wilson, whose contract was purchased from...

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Indians 13, Tigers 4: Bauers gets a cycle, Tigers left out to dry

And it started so well. I’ve decided to use an image from the best part of this game, because that’s how I’d like to remember it. Miguel Cabrera hitting his fourth home run of the year — and longest of the season — followed by a Brandon Dixon home run. Back to back. At the time this felt like a great boon. Ryan Carpenter had just given up two runs in the top of the second inning, and the Tigers had tied the game off of two hits. Then JaCoby Jones turned a would-be single into a...

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Brandon Day

BYB Podcast Weekend Edition #5: Casey Mize hits the injured list

Staff writer Brandon Day tackles the topics of the moment within the Detroit Tigers’ organization.

In the wake of Casey Mize’s injury, everyone’s favorite messenger of joy and good tidings, BYB staff writer and co-host of the BYB Podcast, Brandon Day, brings you an angsty look at the situation and what it says about the organizational plans as a whole.

We’ll take a look at what this means for Casey Mize, and why Matt Manning is possibly (no guarantees here folks!) the slightly better...

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Watch: Miguel Cabrera passes Chipper Jones on all-time HR list

It’s been a legendary career for Detroit Tigers slugger Miguel Cabrera and he added to it on Friday with a historic home run to pass an all-time great on the all-time home run list. In the second inning, Cabrera showed off the vintage swing and sent a towering shot over the right field fence for the 469th home run of his career, passing Hall of Famer Chipper Jones on the all-time list. The 36-year-old reached the historical mark in his 8,681 at-bat, which also beats Jones’ mark as he...

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Tigers prospect Casey Mize going on IL with minor shoulder inflammation

The injury news on Casey Mize is much better than it could have been. The Detroit Tigers prospect underwent an MRI on Friday that revealed minor shoulder inflammation. He will be placed on the injured list. Mize left his start on Thursday for Double-A Erie in the third inning after experiencing discomfort. Last year’s No. 1 overall pick, Mize has been dominant this season in the minors. He has gone 8-0 with a 0.92 ERA across two levels in the Tigers’ organization. The right-hander is the...

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GameThread: Tigers vs. Indians, 7:10 p.m.

Cleveland Indians (34-33) at Detroit Tigers (25-40)

Time/Place: 7:10 p.m., Comerica Park
SB Nation site: Let’s Go Tribe
Media: Fox Sports Detroit, fuboTV, MLB.TV, Tigers Radio Network
Pitching Matchup: RHP Adam Plutko (2-1, 5.19 ERA) vs. LHP Ryan Carpenter (1-3, 7.89 ERA)

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