While the Tigers' Major League club was toiling through a long afternoon against the Rays in Port Charlotte, Jordan Zimmermann had an easier Sunday on the back fields at Tigertown.
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Yes, Michael Fulmer wanted the honor of starting for the Tigers on Opening Day. At the same time, Fulmer knew early in camp that he and Jordan Zimmermann were lined up to potentially get the assignment.
Jordan Zimmermann will start the Tigers' season opener March 29 against the Pirates.
The only ball Miguel Cabrera didn't hit very hard in Saturday's 9-3 win over the Yankees went for an opposite-field home run.
Alan Trammell, humbled by his Cooperstown surroundings and modest in his own abilities to stand shoulder-to-shoulder with the greats of the game, attempted to put his unique circumstances in perspective on Thursday.
The Tigers have some decisions to make as they put together their pitching staff for Opening Day. The remaining Minor League options on some of their key pitchers could play a key role in deciding their fates.
Tigers lefty Daniel Norris is trying to make the team again after a slow start to his spring due to the groin problem that bothered him last season. He believes he has time to work himself into one of the two spots that are nominally available behind Michael Fulmer, Francisco Liriano and Jordan Zimmermann.
Who do the Tigers have in the pipeline? Get scouting reports, video, stats, projected ETAs and more for Detroit's Top 30 Prospects on MLB Pipeline's Prospect Watch.
It took Mike Fiers 31 pitches to get an out on Thursday in the Tigers' 8-1 Grapefruit League loss to the Braves, and one of the pitches was a self-described "35-foot curveball" on a full count with the bases loaded.
As part of MLB Pipeline's visit to all 30 Spring Training facilities, we're sitting down with prospects and getting to know them a little better. At Tigers camp, it was Detroit's No. 3 prospect (No. 59 overall), Alex Faedo.
Daniel Norris, who appears to be the odd man out of the Tigers' rotation until further notice, will start Friday against the Phillies in Lakeland, Fla.
From baseball's brightest stars to the next great fantasy steal lurking on the Tigers' depth chart, everything you need to know is one click away.
Every Spring Training, prospects get a chance to show what they can do as they prepare for the upcoming season. Some compete for jobs in big league camp, while others vie for spots on Minor League affiliates. MLB Pipeline will visit all 30 camps this spring, and today we check in on the Tigers.
Exactly one month after the Tigers opened Spring Training, the big names likely to be heading north to Detroit haven't changed much.
The Tigers will have extended netting at Comerica Park for the upcoming season. That much has been known for a while. Now that the details have been released, what's new is how many seats the netting will protect, and how close to clear the netting should be.
Jordan Zimmermann speaks a language of optimism. When things have gone wrong the past couple of years, he often said he's a pitch away from the adjustment or solution that will get him back to his better form.
Mike Gerber was a long shot to crack the Tigers' outfield in camp, but he had a chance to make an impression on a new coaching staff on his way to Triple-A Toledo. As he packed his bags in the clubhouse and headed down the hall to Minor League camp on Tuesday, he had caught manager Ron Gardenhire's attention.
The Tigers hope to build around their own young talent rather than load up on free agents. Most of those players aren't Major League-ready, leaving the Tigers in transition for 2018.
The Tigers already had a Grapefruit League victory well in hand on Sunday when Joe Jimenez entered to face the Braves for the ninth inning. Still, what Jimenez did to finish the 6-3 win was impressive.
Ron Gardenhire has had his share of success stories with Rule 5 Draft picks. Neither Gardenhire nor the Tigers have any idea how lanky, speedy outfielder Victor Reyes will turn out. They don't know yet if Reyes is worth keeping on the Opening Day roster, but as Gardenhire tries to figure out whom to carry on his bench, the discussion with the front office seems to be percolating.
With his Triple Crown, two American League Most Valuable Player Awards and 462 career home runs, Miguel Cabrera could retire today and be elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame.
Tigers outfielder Mike Gerber was among top prospect performers on Monday.
After Francisco Liriano threw three scoreless innings with four strikeouts in the Tigers' 6-3 win over the Braves Sunday at Joker Marchant Stadium, manager Ron Gardenhire indicated that Liriano has a rotation spot as long as he's healthy.
Leonys Martin said at the start of Spring Training that he didn't want to fall into the trap of trying to hit for power. His first home run in a Tigers uniform was more of a display of speed.
Miggy celebrates Selection Sunday with swish
No meat. No dairy. No excuses. So went the six-word summary of Mike Fiers' Saturday at Dunedin Stadium.
When JaCoby Jones stepped into the Dunedin Stadium batter's box at 1:06 p.m. ET Saturday, he did so as the Tigers' leadoff hitter and center fielder.
The Tigers had a familiar face in the lobby Friday morning when Jarrod Saltalamacchia walked into the Tigertown headquarters with team medical director Kevin Rand and headed upstairs to the offices. The switch-hitting veteran, Detroit's backup catcher in 2016, has joined the club on a Minor League contract with a non-roster invite to big league camp.
The Tigers thinned out their crop of young pitchers in big league camp on Friday, while putting at least a couple of promising right-handers on the doorstep to Detroit.
Tigers catcher James McCann was honored Friday by the Taylor Hooton Foundation for his involvement in the "It's All Me" campaign against appearance- and performance-enhancing drugs.
Daniel Norris went to Port St. Lucie thinking he would be pitching a few innings in relief of starter Mike Fiers. He didn't realize until the game went on that Tigers pitching coach Chris Bosio had other plans.