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3/29/2015 | Sanchez gets strikeout pitch working in latest spring tuneup

The Tigers need a bounce-back year from Justin Verlander and should benefit from a full year of David Price, but Anibal Sanchez could be the key to the starting rotation this season.

3/29/2015 | Sanchez fans 10 as Cespedes, Collins go deep in tie

Anibal Sanchez struck out 10 over 6 1/3 innings, and Yoenis Cespedes and Tyler Collins both homered in the Tigers' 4-4 tie with the Phillies on Sunday.

3/29/2015 | Verlander resumes throwing, status uncertain

Justin Verlander resumed throwing on Sunday, but it is still unclear whether he will make his next scheduled start on Thursday vs. the Yankees.

3/29/2015 | Tigers' Double-A affiliate finds buyer

The future of the Detroit Tigers' Double-A affiliate in Erie, Pa. has been purchased by Reds minority owner Fernando Aguirre.

3/29/2015 | Tigers' youth may be key to AL Central title run

The Tigers will only go as far as their stars take them, but there is still some important young talent in the mix, and their performance could prove pivotal as Detroit looks to nail down a fifth straight AL Central title.

3/28/2015 | Tigers' lefty relief race could go to end

As the Tigers look to remake the left side of their bullpen, they need a pitcher who can cover multiple innings. But they also want guys who can match up with opponents' best left-handed hitters.

3/28/2015 | Iglesias hitting better than the numbers

Jose Iglesias' hitting might be a little bit behind. He knows this. But he also doesn't think he's far off.

3/28/2015 | Rondon's roster spot not automatic

Bruce Rondon has given every reason to believe he'll be healthy to begin the season after spending last year recovering from Tommy John surgery. He has not necessarily cinched his spot as a Tiger.

3/28/2015 | Verlander feels triceps tightness, concern level low

Justin Verlander said Saturday morning he feels similar tightness in his right triceps to what forced him out of his Grapefruit League start Friday, though he said his level of concern remains low.

3/28/2015 | Miggy launches second spring homer to fuel Tigers

Miguel Cabrera hit his second home run in as many games before Alex Avila's game-tying solo homer and Jordan Lennerton's go-ahead double led the Tigers to a 4-3 win over the Cardinals Saturday afternoon at Joker Marchant Stadium.

3/27/2015 | Tigers crossing fingers on Verlander

It was a strange, confusing day for the Detroit Tigers. One moment, Justin Verlander is at his best, and another he is leaving the game with an injury.

3/27/2015 | Avila handles rare start at first base just fine

Alex Avila is not making a big deal out of playing one game at first base, a half-game really thanks to the rain.

3/27/2015 | Nathan counting on Opening Day boost

Joe Nathan is counting on getting a boost on Opening Day in velocity, concentration and command.

3/27/2015 | Verlander expects to make next start despite triceps cramp

Justin Verlander left his start against the Blue Jays on Friday with a right triceps cramp, the Tigers announced. He departed right after running to cover first base on a third-inning ground ball.

3/27/2015 | Tigers drop rain-shortened game after Verlander injury

Justin Verlander left Friday's rain-shortened loss to the Blue Jays with a right triceps cramp. Verlander struck out two and allowed one run over 2 2/3 innings before the injury.

3/26/2015 | Former Tigers pitcher Bill Slayback passes away at 67

Bill Slayback, a pitcher for the Tigers in the early 1970s who went on to a songwriting career, has passed away at age 67. The Tigers confirmed the news Thursday evening.

3/26/2015 | Actor J.K. Simmons to throw first pitch on Opening Day

J.K. Simmons never did take the ball from Kevin Costner during his bid for pitching perfection in For Love of the Game. Years later, the Oscar-winning actor and Michigan native will get to throw the first pitch of the Tigers season.

3/26/2015 | Nathan has cut on right hand

The Tigers' closer job is not up for grabs, manager Brad Ausmus said. Nevertheless, the Tigers closer has an issue with his grip. The issue involved Joe Nathan's right hand. "The thumbnail looked like it was cutting into his thumb," Ausmus said.

3/26/2015 | Miggy, V-Mart show off their power strokes

Miguel Cabrera and Victor Martinez seemingly cleared the health hurdle a few days ago in their comebacks from their respective surgeries. In their battle to get their timing down at the plate in time for Opening Day, they both cleared the fence Thursday.

3/26/2015 | J.D. Martinez ready for hurlers' adjustments

J.D. Martinez picked up some attention last season for the notebook he carried with him in the dugout to track how pitchers approached him. Now that he has the league's attention, he's going to have to prepare for the notes other teams have been taking as well.

3/26/2015 | Tigers send Dolis to Minor League camp, option Farmer

The Tigers optioned Buck Farmer to Triple-A Toledo and assigned Rafael Dolis, a non-roster invite, to minor-league camp. Both will likely end up on the Mud Hens pitching staff. Farmer will go back to starting pitching duty in Toledo, where he made two starts late last season.

3/26/2015 | Miggy, V-Mart hit first spring homers as Tigers beat O's

Ten months after Miguel Cabrera hit a go-ahead home run off Tommy Hunter at Camden Yards, the slugger led a Tigers comeback with a game-tying drive off the Orioles reliever. However, it took a Victor Martinez home run in the eighth inning to break the tie and send Detroit to its second straight victory by a score of 6-4 Thursday at Joker Marchant Stadium.

3/25/2015 | Nesbitt catches Tigers' attention with advanced work

The quiet voice of Angel Nesbitt requires some close listening when he talks about his Spring Training, about his rise from Class A Lakeland closer to Tigers breakout relief candidate in less than a year. He's a softer-spoken person than his linebacker-like frame would suggest. Nesbitt has saved his biggest statement for when he takes the mound. In so doing, he has the Tigers' attention.

3/25/2015 | Miggy moves up timetable, looks solid at first

Miguel Cabrera originally wasn't scheduled to make his first start at first base this spring until Thursday, especially after serving as the designated hitter against the Yankees on Tuesday night. He convinced head athletic trainer Kevin Rand that he felt good enough to move up the timetable a day, rather than DH in a Minor League game as previously planned.

3/25/2015 | Beloved Kelly returns to Tigertown with Marlins

Don Kelly spent 12 years in the Tigers' organization, so it certainly felt normal for him to take the field at Joker Marchant Stadium. And he already saw his former Detroit teammates earlier this spring, so doing so Wednesday wasn't all that unusual, either. But walking into Tigertown and taking a turn into the visitors' clubhouse? That was a little different for Kelly.

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