Ausmus out as manager of Detroit Tigers after season

Detroit Tigers’ Brad Ausmus, right, talks with home plate umpire Carlos Torres after Detroit’s James McCann was hit by a pitch during the seventh inning of a baseball game against the New York Yankees on Thursday, Aug. 24, 2017, in Detroit. The Tigers won 10-6. (AP Photo/Duane Burleson) DETROIT (AP) — The rebuilding Detroit Tigers will start fresh next season with a new manager. The Tigers announced Friday that Brad Ausmus will not return in 2018 after four years in charge. General manager Al Avila said the team was not extending Ausmus’ contract. ”We didn’t win,” Avila said while […]

Navarro homers twice; ‘pen can’t hold for Boyd

Efren Navarro crushes his second home run of the night to deep left field to pull the Tigers to within six runs in the 9th inning DETROIT — The Twins keep showing their resiliency, and it’s helping them inch toward their first postseason berth since 2010. Minnesota overcame a late deficit, rallying for eight runs in the eighth inning to take down the Tigers in a 10-4 win on Saturday night at Comerica Park. It was the third straight win over Detroit for the Twins, who lead the Rangers by four games for the second American League Wild Card […]

Wilson fractures leg after being hit by liner

Alex Wilson sustained a non-displaced fracture of his right leg in the eighth inning vs. the Twins. (Getty) DETROIT — Tigers reliever Alex Wilson sustained a fractured right fibula when he was hit by a line drive off the bat of Joe Mauer in Saturday’s 10-4 loss to the Twins at Comerica Park. Mauer’s eighth-inning liner had an exit velocity of 102.8 mph, according to Statcast™ . Wilson, who was facing his first batter of the game, took the line drive off his right shin and collapsed to the ground. He got back up and tried to plead his […]

Tigers prefer experience in managerial search

"It’ll be an extensive search that will take some time," said general manager Al Avila on the Tigers’ upcoming managerial vacancy. (AP) DETROIT — The latest Tigers managerial search to replace Brad Ausmus is expected to be long and wide, and general manager Al Avila says it’ll focus on candidates with experience. "We’re going to do a lot of background checking, a lot of thorough background work, and we’ll have a good list of names that we’ll whittle down little by little," Avila said. "So it’ll be an extensive search that will take some time." On the experience factor, […]

Winter Came: The 2017 Detroit Tigers

Welcome to The Stew’s annual team elimination posts. Like our video-game posts of last year , these are best done in theme. This time? We’re going with “Game of Thrones.” Each eliminated team will join the “army of the dead.” But we won’t just talk about their demise. We’ll also highlight some positives, pick out a memorable moment, tell you their biggest need and let you know when the club might be good again. Sorry, Detroit Tigers, but you won’t sit on the Iron Throne this season. It was a rough year in Detroit, starting off the field when […]