Tigers GM: We're open for business
Said Tigers GM Dave Dombrowski, acknowledging the team will look to trade some of its stars before the deadline: "We're only going to make a trade if we think it makes sense for us. But we think it gives us a chance to restock our club." (via MLB's website)
Tigers shopping Price, Cespedes
ESPN's Jayson Stark reports the Tigers told multiple teams they will listen on all their potential free agents -- David Price, Yoenis Cespedes, closer Joakim Soria and others -- between now and Friday's trading deadline.
The Tigers have told teams they will consider trading all their potential free agents -- David Price, Yoenis Cespedes, Joakim Soria and others -- between now and Friday's deadline.
Justin Verlander outlasted Chris Archer for his first win this season and the Detroit Tigers avoided a three-game sweep by beating the Tampa Bay Rays 2-1 on Wednesday.
Final: Tigers slip by Rays
Chris Archer had 11K's in 7 innings -- and even a bid for a perfect game -- but ended up with the loss as Detroit rallied behind starter Justin Verlander, who reached double-digit strikeouts for the first time since 2013. Box score
ESPN MLB Insider Buster Olney weighs in on the Tigers' plans for David Price, the state of Detroit, the Dodgers' priorities at the trade deadline and whether the White Sox will move Jeff Samardzija.
Verlander's perfect game bid broken up
Asdrubal Cabrera sent a solo shot into the right-field seats for the first hit of this afternoon's Tigers-Rays game to hang a hit on Detroit starter Justin Verlander. Tampa Bay leads 1-0. Follow live
Pitching duel in Tigers-Rays
Justin Verlander has 5 K's and no hits. Chris Archer has 7 K's and no hits. It's the first game this season where both starting pitchers have perfect game bids through 4 innings. Follow live
Verlander sends 'em down in order
It was a 1-2-3 inning for Tigers starter Justin Verlander as Detroit takes on the Rays. The Tigers are back up to bat at the start of the second. Follow live
Buster Olney lays out the 10 teams with the most urgency to make a deal and where they're at in the trade process, has the latest trade buzz and more.
Tigers Can Go One Of Two Ways
Sitting 4 1/2 games out of the second wild-card spot, Detroit is under pressure to make a move. They can either bring in a starter, or ship out a pair of big names. Olney: Under pressure (Insider)
Buster Olney & Tim Kurkjian discuss the teams under pressure at the deadline & more. Plus, Brendan Kennedy and Patrick Saunders give local perspective of the Tulu-Reyes deal.
Rookie Curt Casali had three hits and homered twice for the second straight game, leading the Tampa Bay Rays to 10-2 victory over the slumping Detroit Tigers on Tuesday night.
Rays rout Tigers
Curt Casali went deep in the fourth and sixth innings, and the Rays added five runs in the eighth to run away from the Tigers in a 10-2 win at Tropicana Field. Box score
Casali goes yard again in sixth inning
Curt Casali entered the game with five HRs this season, but the Rays catcher has since added two in a 5-1 game vs. the Tigers. Casali is the first player with consecutive multi-HR games since Carlos Gonzalez did so on Sunday and Monday. Follow live
Detroit interested in Leake?
The Tigers may have interest in Reds starter Mike Leake if they can stay in the wild-card race, according to USA Today.
Trying bolster their value
There have been a handful of trades already made in advance of Friday's deadline, and a number of pitchers pitching tonight may be next, and are looking to make one last impression on their potential suitors.
Tigers not sellers at the deadline
With Miguel Cabrera due back in the next three weeks, the Tigers are now actively shopping to add pitching, but that plan could change depending on how their next 3 games go, according to Jayson Stark. Dodgers could add 2 starters
In this week's version of The 30, Jonah Keri argues that the Tigers have put too much on the line to sell off their roster now.
ESPN MLB Insider Buster Olney discusses the Dodgers' plans for the trade deadline, the futures of David Price and Cole Hamels and the Blue Jays' acquisition of Troy Tulowitzki.
The trade deadline is nearing, and speculation is heating up about Colorado's Carlos Gonzalez, among other things. Find out what our writers are hearing today.
Tigers' David Price 'not getting traded'
ESPN's Jayson Stark said: "They're still only 4.5 back of the Twins in the wild card. They've got Miguel Cabrera coming back in a few weeks. They've decided they're built to win now. They're going to go for it." (via Mike & Mike)
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