Justin "J-Up" Upton lifts a Carlos Rodon offering over the wall in center, notching his 28th home run of the season DETROIT — Justin Upton said a couple weeks ago that the direction of the Tigers would play a role in his decision whether to opt out of his contract this season. On Thursday, they made their direction clear by trading Upton to the Angels in an end-of-August blockbuster. In exchange for Upton, the Tigers received right-handed pitching prospect Grayson Long and a Minor League player to be named later. The transaction came together hours before the midnight ET […]
Justin Verlander scatters three hits over six innings, allowing only one run and striking out nine, while also collecting an RBI single The Tigers sent a resounding message to the baseball world Thursday afternoon by trading slugger Justin Upton to the Angels. The message: The Tigers are rebuilding. And it appears they may not be done making deals. After sending Upton to the Angels for two Minor Leaguers, Detroit is actively shopping former American League Cy Young Award winner Justin Verlander as well, according to MLB.com’s Jon Paul Morosi. MLB.com columnist Richard Justice reacts to the Tigers trading Justin […]
Justin Verlander felt a little fatigue in the back of his shoulder and called it a day early. Nothing to be concerned about or anything, he said, just the side effects of swinging the bat so well. Verlander struck out nine over six commanding innings and drove in his first career run to help the Detroit Tigers beat the Colorado Rockies 6-2 on Wednesday. "I’ll take (the soreness) for an RBI," Verlander cracked. Verlander (10-8) allowed one run and three hits. His only mistake was a curveball that Charlie Blackmon hit for a solo homer in the sixth. Verlander […]
The Tigers weren’t interested in sending Justin Upton into the free-agent shopping aisles minus something tangible they could take home.
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