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Detroit Tigers Lose Martinez to Knee Injury
Yesterday the Tigers announced that they had signed pitchers Rick Porcello and Phil Coke to 1-year deals, avoiding arbitration. Today, it's some bad news as Tiger designated hitter Victor Martinez may be lost for the entire 2012 season due to a knee injury sustained during an off-season workout. T…
Detroit Tigers Sign Porcello + Coke to 1-Year Deals
With a month to go before pitchers and catchers report to Spring Training, the Tigers agreed to terms with two of their arbitration-eligible pitchers. Detroit agreed to 1-year deals with starting pitcher Rick Porcello and reliever Phil Coke. Porcello, who was 14-9 last season agreed to a 1-year, $…
Detroit Tiger Legends Jack Morris & Alan Trammell Gain H.O.F. Votes
The Baseball Writers Association of America (BWAA) voted Cincinnati Reds infielder Barry Larkin into the Baseball Hall Of Fame this year. There were 27 candidates on this year's ballot. Larkin was the only one that got the 75% of votes needed for enshrinement in Cooperstown, NY. Two Tiger greats …
Detroit Tiger Miguel Cabrera Takes Plea Deal in DUI Case
Detroit Tiger first baseman Miguel Cabrera has pleaded no contest to a drunken driving charge in Florida. The incident occurred last February near Ft. Pierce, Florida when the Tiger slugger was arrested after refusing a field sobriety test. Cabrera accepted a deal that spares him jail time. Charg…
Detroit Tiger Al Alburquerque Out Until Midseason After Elbow Surgery
Detroit Tiger relief pitcher Al Alburquerque underwent surgery to repair a stress fracture in his pitching elbow yesterday in Pensacola, Florida. The procedure, performed by Dr. James Andrews, involved a screw being inserted to stabilize a non-displaced stress fracture in the elbow. Alburquerque i…
Detroit Tigers Trade Perry To Nationals
The Detroit Tigers continue to make minor tweaks to their pitching staff, particularly the bullpen. Today they traded reliever Ryan Perry to the Washington Nationals for reliever Collin Balester. Both pitchers are big righthanders who live by the strikeout and die by the base on balls. Perhaps a …
Detroit Tigers Add Relief Help With Dotel
The Detroit Tigers have been pretty quiet at baseball's Winter Meetings. The team is bringing back most of the major contributors from 2011's squad, which lost to Texas in the American League Championship Series. The big headlines were made by Anaheim when they signed slugger Albert Pujols for $25…
Detroit Tigers Re-sign Santiago For Two More Years
Ramon Santiago has made it clear that he would like to remain a Tiger, but he also wanted an opportunity to be an everyday player. The veteran, switch-hitting infielder didn't get everything he wished for, but will still be wearing the Olde English "D" for the 2012 and 2013 seasons. Sant…
Verlander wins Cy Young Award in unanimous vote

In an announcement that surprised absolutely no one, the Baseball Writers Association of America unanimously selected the Detroit Tigers' Justin Verlander as the 2011 Cy Young Award winner. He received all 28 first-place votes from the participating writers, becoming the first Tiger to win the award…
Detroit Tigers Force Game 6 in ALCS With Win
We had our ace, Justin Verlander on the mound for a "win or go home" game 5 in the best of 7 American League Championship Series against Texas. The Rangers quieted the crowd with a run in the top of the first inning, and this looked like it might end badly. The Tigers would have none of …

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