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John Marlatt

Monday Tigers news: Are the Tigers done dealing?

In Monday’s links we talk injuries, trades, and hot bats

Although Sunday afternoon’s game may have felt like it started sometime in the late 1990’s, they did manage to squeak it all in to one day. It is Monday, a new week is upon us, and it will be the first one this season where the Tigers are coming off of a series win on the road, and their first winning road trip. Taking two games out of three from the Minnesota Twins over the weekend and six out of their last 10 may feel good, but...

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Brandon Day

Dawel Lugo, Steven Moya each homer twice in Erie SeaWolves win

Scores, news, and notes from around the Detroit Tigers’ farm system for Sunday July 24, 2017.

Rochester Red Birds 7, Toledo Mud Hens 1 (box)

Daniel Norris struggled from the start in this one, re-aggravating the groin strain that initially sent him to the disabled list. Rubez Alaniz took over on short notice and gave up four runs in collecting just four outs. Jairo Labourt looks to be settling in with the Mud Hens after a rough first outing. The big left-hander spun a pair of strong...

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Tigers top Twins to end road trip on high note

Jose Iglesias homered late to support a solid showing by Matthew Boyd as the Tigers claimed the series finale over the Twins, 9-5, on Sunday at Target Field. The win was Detroit's third series victory over Minnesota in as many meetings, and the Tigers hold a 6-3 record against the Twins.

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Brandon Day

Daniel Norris pulled from rehab start for the Toled Mud Hens

Appears Matt Boyd will have the fifth starter spot for a while.

The struggle for consistent health and success continues for Daniel Norris. Norris had his rehabilitation start with the Toledo Mud Hens on Sunday cut short after just 32 pitches. Attempting to return from a groin strain that landed him on the 10-day disabled list on July 6, Norris appeared to re-aggravate the injury, and left the game in the care of the training staff.

Norris surrendered a pair of runs in the first inning on...

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Les Lim

Tigers 9, Twins 6: Dramatic seventh-inning hold keys series win

Shane Greene pitched into, then out of, a spectacular jam.

Matt Boyd sparkled in his second start back in the Majors and the Detroit Tigers held off several rallies to beat the Minnesota Twins in the series finale, 9-6.

Detroit opened up the scoring in the third on a two-run, one-out double by Justin Upton with runners at the corners, with Ian Kinsler initially holding at third but coming home on a pair of horrendous errors from the Twins battery. Boyd pitched into his own troubles in the...

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Norris exits Triple-A rehab start after 2/3 inning

Daniel Norris was unable to complete the opening frame during his second rehab start with Triple-A Toledo. Norris exited the game with an apparent injury after throwing 32 pitches.

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Brandon Day

Gregory Soto cruises, West Michigan Whitecaps’ offense erupts

Scores, news and notes from around the Detroit Tigers’ farm system for Saturday, July 22, 2017.

Rochester Red Wings 4, Toledo Mud Hens 3 (box)

The Hens made a run at this one late, but a so-so outing from Buck Farmer and quality pitching from the Red Wings had them in too deep a hole. Farmer gave up four, three earned, and pitched into the seventh inning. A pair of RBI singles from Bryan Holaday and one from JaCoby Jones in the sixth, seventh and eighth innings made this one close, but...

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Ashley MacLennan

Twins 6, Tigers 5: A game of inches

It was so close, but ultimately not close enough.

Fans came in to today’s game wondering if Jordan Zimmermann could repeat the magic of his last start against the Kansas City Royals — his best of the 2017 season thusfar — in tonight’s matchup against the Minnesota Twins.

TL;DR? No, he couldn’t.

Zimmermann didn’t even make it out of the fourth inning before manager Brad Ausmus was forced to pull him in favor of reliever Warwick Saupold. At the end of the day, Zimmermann’s line...

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Brandon Day

Matt Manning struggles in Connecticut Tigers’ loss

Scores, news and notes from around the Detroit Tigers’ farm system for Friday, July 21, 2017.

Rochester Red Wings 2, Toledo Mud Hens 0 (box)

Myles Jaye gave the Hens a strong six inning outing, but they could only manage five hits and a walk offensively. Jaye punched out seven on the night, but allowed both the Red Wings’ runs. Logan Kensing and Blaine Hardy each pitched a clean inning of relief.

Navarro: 1-4, 2B

Jaye (L): 6.0 IP, 2 ER, 6 H, BB, 7 SO

Coming Up Next: Buck Farmer (3-3,...

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Zimmermann looks to even record vs. Twins

The Tigers and Twins continue a three-game set at Target Field on Saturday, with Jordan Zimmermann taking the mound for Detroit and Kyle Gibson getting the ball for Minnesota.

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Les Lim

Tigers 6, Twins 3: Down one Martinez, Victor plugs a J.D.-shaped hole

A pair of home runs for the 38-year-old slugger.

Anibal Sanchez rebounded from his previous shaky outing and the Detroit Tigers took the series opener against the Minnesota Twins, 6-3.

The Tigers chased Twins RHP Ervin Santana off the mound early, tagging the All-Star for five earned runs in just 3? innings. Victor Martinez led the way, belting a solo homer to center in the second inning and a two-run shot in the fourth. Justin Upton added an RBI knock in the third, and Mikie Mahtook came...

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Tigers befuddled by Wilson's recent woes

The Tigers are trying everything they can to get right-handed relieiver Alex Wilson out of his recent funk.

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Ashley MacLennan

Tigers TV ratings drop 22 percent during dismal season

It’s not as dire as it sounds, though.

If a network television series saw a 22 percent drop in ratings from one season to the next, it would be cause for serious concern. Showrunners might lose their jobs, stars might be changed, new storylines written. However, in the world of professional sports, where many teams make their big bucks on selling the local broadcast rights to their games, a 22% drop can still mean you’re one of the highest rated teams in the league.

That’s the case for...

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Ashley MacLennan

Behind Enemy Lines: Talking BARTOLOBARTOLOBARTOLO (and other stuff) with Twinkie Town

We got Big Sexy with Maija Varda of Twinkie Town.

Coming off one of their roughest losses of the season against the Kansas City Royals, the Tigers will head to Target Field in hopes of faring better against the Minnesota Twins. The Twins are currently only a half game back in the AL Central and are having one heck of a season.

They also just acquired Bartolo Colon after he was DFA’d by the Braves. We asked Maija Varda, managing editor of the SB Nation Twins blog Twinkie Town how Colon is...

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Rob Rogacki

Former Tiger Curtis Granderson may retire after the 2017 season

Granderson, 36, wants to play another year, but only in the right situation.

He hasn’t worn the Olde English D for nearly a decade, but former Tigers center fielder Curtis Granderson is still a Detroit Tigers fan favorite. However, he may be a former baseball player soon; Granderson, 36, has accepted that he may retire after the 2017 according to Howie Kussoy of the New York Post.

“I’m 36 years old. I never thought I’d be playing this long,” Granderson told the Post. “I thought I...

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Rob Rogacki

Tigers prospects Reynaldo Rivera collects 2 RBI in Connecticut loss

Scores, news, and notes from the Detroit Tigers farm system on Thursday, July 20, 2017.

Toledo Mud Hens 6, Rochester Red Wings 3 (box)

Tyler Collins homered and drove in three runs as the Mud Hens jumped out to a 6-0 lead and coasted to an easy win over Rochester. Collins went 3-for-4 on the night, and four other Toledo hitters added two hits apiece. John Hicks doubled and drove in a run, and Efren Navarro scored twice. Anthony Vasquez got the win after tossing seven shutout innings with...

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Box Score 7/21: Stay cool this weekend sports fans

Want more news first thing in the day? Sign up for the Yardbarker Morning Bark newsletter here.Good morning and welcome to the YB Box Score, what we're reading while we completely erase our phone's history – just in case. (We're having a torrid affair with our local sandwich shop. Order the Larry Mantle. Don't tell our main dish, salads, about it.) Happy birthday today to Kellen Winslow II, CC Sabathia, David Carr, Geoff Jenkins, Kimera Bartee, Brandi Chastain and Slick Watts. On this...

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Ashley MacLennan

Ian Kinsler trade rumors: Boston Red Sox may be a fit

The market for a second baseman is thin, but there are other uses for Ian.

When the initial wave of trade rumors involving the Tigers began, Ian Kinsler seemed like a logical bet to be moved. He has another year on his contract, he had a Gold Glove season in 2016, and he’s still one of the best defensive second basemen in the game.

Trouble is, there’s not a huge market for second basemen on contending teams, putting the need for Kinsler much lower than that of his other trade candidate...

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Jacob Markle

Baseball America announces midseason Top 10 Tigers prospects

The list is a bit... creative.

In the world of prospects, July brings two things. Trades, blockbuster and otherwise, means that dozens of minor leaguers trade uniforms, moving from affiliates of competitive teams to those of rebuilding ones. The other is the summer rerank. The draft brings new promising talent into each team's pipeline, crowding some of the old infatuations out of sight and mind.

After taking a long look at Detroit's farm, and seeing how thin it is, Baseball America made...

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Patrick Whelan

Detroit Tigers News: A trade rumor round-up

There’s a whole lot of chatter going on, but not much action.

The chances that this changes from the the time I write it to the time you read it are high, but here is a round-up of all the latest Detroit Tigers rumors:

Alex Avila: The Chicago Cubs remain the front runners and Bob Nightengale believes that Avila will be the next move the Tigers make, calling it a “perfect fit.” It will be interesting to see what the return will be on a rental backup catcher. Justin Wilson: Interest...

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