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3/4/2015 | Krol's first spring outing shows promise

Don't forget about Ian Krol in the Tigers' bullpen.

3/4/2015 | Ausmus sees counter coming to infield shifts

Tigers manager Brad Ausmus sees a counterbalance coming to the increasing number of infield shifts around baseball. And he sees it coming soon.

3/4/2015 | Sanchez gets smooth start to spring

For the second consecutive outing, Anibal Sanchez pitched two outstanding innings against the Orioles. This time, there's plenty more to come.

3/4/2015 | Birthday blast: Castellanos goes deep against O's

In the top of the fifth, Dixon Machado singled and was caught in a rundown, with Anthony Gose crossing home plate to put the Tigers up a run. Nick Castellanos, whose 23rd birthday was Wednesday, added a two-run homer off Chaz Roe after that.

3/4/2015 | Hanrahan to undergo second Tommy John surgery

Reliever Joel Hanrahan, who will have a second Tommy John surgery within the past two years, was released Wednesday by the Tigers.

3/3/2015 | Avila out for paternity leave, could return Saturday

Alex Avila will be out of action for the Tigers for the next few days. It has nothing to do with the tight back that bothered him last week or the concussion issues that have followed him the past few years. Instead, he's going on paternity leave.

3/3/2015 | 3 Tigers relievers playing catch-up

While the Tigers readied for their Grapefruit League opener Tuesday, relievers Joakim Soria, Bruce Rondon and Joba Chamberlain all threw live batting practice on one of the practice fields behind Joker Marchant Stadium.

3/3/2015 | Moya has back spasms, to be re-evaluated

Tigers top hitting prospect Steven Moya, who is Detroit's No. 4-ranked prospect, according to, missed Tuesday's Grapefruit League opener against the Orioles after suffering a back spasm, manager Brad Ausmus said. He'll be re-evaluated on Wednesday.

3/3/2015 | Castellanos hit by pitch, but X-rays negative

Nick Castellanos left Tuesday's Grapefruit League-opening 15-2 win over the Orioles in the second inning after a Ubaldo Jimenez pitch struck him on the left hand. X-rays were negative, and he left the clubhouse without any obvious limitation later.

3/3/2015 | Iglesias set to suit up vs. Orioles on Wednesday

Jose Iglesias will be back in the Tigers' starting lineup Wednesday against the Orioles after he had Tuesday's Grapefruit League opener off. He has played one inning in the first couple games of Detroit's schedule, but he's about to get a slow uptick in play.

3/3/2015 | Cespedes starts Tigers tenure with grand slam

Seven years after Miguel Cabrera marked his Tigers debut in Spring Training with a home run, Yoenis Cespedes' first hit in a Detroit uniform also had a similar impact. He drove a grand slam down the left-field line in the fourth inning of the Tigers' Grapefruit League opener against the Orioles on Tuesday at Joker Marchant Stadium.

3/3/2015 | V-Mart hopeful he'll be ready for Opening Day

Until orthopedic surgeon Dr. James Andrews went into the knee and clipped the meniscus, Victor Martinez was fearing season-ending surgery again. Three weeks later, he is hopeful about Opening Day.

3/3/2015 | In Grapefruit opener, Tigers show offensive might

Yoenis Cespedes' first hit as a Tiger, a fourth-inning grand slam, was one of three Detroit home runs amidst a flurry of walks and four hit batters during a wild Grapefruit League opener for Orioles pitching in a 15-2 Detroit win on Tuesday at Joker Marchant Stadium.

3/3/2015 | Opportunistic J.D. never lost faith in himself

Tigers outfielder J.D. Martinez is a reminder that it's a mistake to underestimate the smart guys, the curious guys, the ones who believe in themselves when almost no one else does.

3/3/2015 | Johnson, 1970 AL batting champion, dies

Alex Johnson, the 1970 American League batting champion, died Saturday at age 72, reportedly due to complications from cancer.

3/2/2015 | Tigers prepared to sort through options during spring games

The Tigers begin Grapefruit League action on Tuesday against the Orioles, and manager Brad Ausmus is ready to put his ideas into place.

3/2/2015 | Miggy moves to field for pregame BP session

Slugger Miguel Cabrera joined his teammates on the field for batting practice on Tuesday before the Tigers played an exhibition game against Florida Southern.

3/2/2015 | Horton reflects on Minoso's impact on baseball

Tigers great Willie Horton credits a lot of people for helping his Major League career. Minnie Minoso, who blazed trails with the Chicago White Sox, was one of those influences.

3/2/2015 | Cespedes, Tigers begin to build long-term relationship

The Tigers pursued Yoenis Cespedes when he was a free agent out of Cuba, but a twist of fate forced Detroit to go in another direction. Now, the two seek a championship together.

3/2/2015 | Hanrahan seeking third opinion on ailing elbow

Joel Hanrahan's comeback isn't working. He's going back to doctors to try to figure out why. "I'm just looking for answers," Hanrahan said Monday morning. "It's been a long time, and it's not working out the right way."

3/1/2015 | Verlander lets pitches do talking, righty impressive throwing BP

Skipper Brad Ausmus said Justin Verlanders bullpen session Sunday was the best he'd seen the pitcher since taking the job.

3/1/2015 | Tigers set for Grapefruit tuneup, Verlander goes Saturday

The annual matchup between the longtime Lakeland snowbirds and the city's largest school, an NCAA Division II power over the years, will ease the Tigers into Grapefruit League play

3/1/2015 | Bernard's faith in his work lands him on Tigers' 40-man roster

There's a voracious reader in the Tigers clubhouse. Wynton Bernard has always found books as a way to fill the free time in a Minor League season.

3/1/2015 | Hardy looks to sharpen command in Tigers' pen

Blaine Hardy was an unlikely story a year ago, brought to camp as a non-roster invitee and making enough of an impression to earn a mid-season call-up and a bullpen spot.