Tigers’ Cabrera diagnosed with herniated disks in back

Detroit Tigers’ Miguel Cabrera tosses his bat after receiving a base on balls during the first inning of a baseball game against the Minnesota Twins, Thursday, Sept. 21, 2017, in Detroit. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio) DETROIT (AP) — Detroit Tigers slugger Miguel Cabrera has been diagnosed Sunday with two herniated disks in his back. Cabrera left Saturday’s 10-4 loss to Minnesota due to tightness in his lower back. The Tigers said Sunday an MRI showed damage between the L3 and L4, and the L4 and L5 disk. Detroit manager Brad Ausmus said it is unlikely the 34-year-old will have surgery […]

Tigers’ Alex Wilson breaks leg on Mauer line drive

Detroit Tigers relief pitcher Alex Wilson reacts after being hit by a ball during the eighth inning of a baseball game against the Minnesota Twins, Saturday, Sept. 23, 2017, in Detroit. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio) DETROIT (AP) — Detroit Tigers reliever Alex Wilson broke his right fibula when hit by a 103.8 mph line drive off the bat of Minnesota’s Joe Mauer on Saturday night. Wilson will not need surgery to repair the non-displaced fracture, which should heal in four-to-six weeks. He fell to the ground after he was hit, got up and attempted a warm-up pitch before leaving the […]

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 […]

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 […]

Tigers will not renew contract of manager Brad Ausmus

The Detroit Tigers will not renew Brad Ausmus’ contract after the 2017 season, ending the manager’s four-year tenure with the franchise. The Tigers entered Friday at 62-91 and will finish with their fewest wins in a season under Ausmus, who is 312-325 overall in Detroit. "As we transition the ballclub in a new direction, I feel it’s best we have a new approach and a fresh start with the manager position," general manager Al Avila said in a news release. "Brad has done an admirable job under, at times, difficult circumstances, especially this season, and we appreciate his professionalism […]

Ausmus won’t return as Tigers manager in 2018

The Detroit Tigers are searching for a new manager after announcing Brad Ausmus would not return next year. Brad Ausmus will not return as the Detroit Tigers manager in 2018, general manager Al Avila announced on Friday. Ausmus is in the final year of his contract after the team picked up their 2017 option on him last October. The Tigers entered Friday at 62-91, the second-worst record in the American League, and have traded away stars like Justin Verlander and J.D. Martinez as they attempt to pare a massive payroll and rebuild their farm system. "As we transition the […]

Ausmus out as manager of Detroit Tigers after season

Detroit Tigers manager Brad Ausmus talks to the media before a baseball game against the Minnesota Twins, Friday, Sept. 22, 2017, in Detroit. The Tigers will not bring back Ausmus next season. General manager Al Avila announced the move Friday. Ausmus was 312-325 over nearly four full seasons, including a Central Division title in his first year. But the Tigers have generally underperformed since then. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio) 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 […]

Castellanos homers, but Tigers fall to Twins

Tigers lefty Daniel Norris made a spot start, lasting 4 2/3 innings, allowing five runs on seven hits and a walk. He cruised early, but surrendered a solo homer to Kepler in the third, a two-run double to Buxton and an RBI single to Kepler in the fourth and an RBI double to Robbie Grossman in the fifth. The offense backed Gibson, who went seven frames, giving up three runs on five hits and two walks with six strikeouts. He gave up solo homers to Nicholas Castellanos in the third and Ian Kinsler in the sixth. Kinsler also had […]