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About Tyler Germain - RotoBaller

I'm a lifelong Tigers fan living in West Michigan, and a staunch supporter of bat-flips.

Tyler Germain - RotoBaller has written 835 articles so far, you can find them below.

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Detroit Tigers reliever Joe Jimenez worked a perfect ninth inning and struck out the side against the White Sox on Sunday to pick up his second save of the season. Normally the team's setup man, Jimenez was called upon to fill in as the closer with Shane Greene unavailable. Greene had earned saves in each... Read More

Deroit Tigers third baseman Jeimer Candelario has been a relatively consistent hitter this season, but he's going through a rough patch right now. After Sunday's hitless affair against the White Sox, Candelario is now batting just .105 over the last week of action. He's still taking his walks, with six free passes in as many... Read More

Detroit Tigers reliever Alex Wilson came into the seventh inning Sunday against the White Sox and tossed 1 1/3 innings of scoreless ball, extending his scoreless innings streak to 11 innings over his last 10 appearances. Wilson spent about a month on the disabled list earlier this season with a tear in his plantar fascia,... Read More

Detroit Tigers outfielder Nicholas Castellanos blasted his ninth home run of the season Sunday against the White Sox as the Tigers completed a three-game sweep in the Windy City. The young slugger took James Shields deep for a two-run blast in the first inning. Castellanos has been hitting consistently, but the power has taken a... Read More

Detroit Tigers starting pitcher Jordan Zimmermann (shoulder) will be activated from the disabled list to start Saturday against the White Sox. Zimmermann has been on the DL since May 8 with a right shoulder impingement and has made three rehab starts across two minor league levels since then. He turned in two straight scoreless starts... Read More

Detroit Tigers first baseman Miguel Cabrera (biceps) had successful surgery to repair a ruptured biceps tendon on Thursday. The recovery process is a lengthy one, with Cabrera unable to resume baseball activities for around six months. He's done for the season, but should be ready for 2019 spring training if all goes well. He finishes... Read More

Detroit Tigers starting pitcher Michael Fulmer turned in an excellent performance on Thursday against the Minnesota Twins. The hard-throwing righty tossed seven innings of one-run ball, striking out four and walking just one to lead the Tigers to a series win against their AL Central foes. Fulmer is 3-5 on the year with a 4.13... Read More

Detroit Tigers first baseman and catcher John Hicks just saw his fantasy stock increase. With the injury to Miguel Cabrera (biceps) that will require season-ending surgery, Hicks will be the recipient of considerably more playing time. Though he had been the backup catcher, he will slot in as the everyday first baseman for now, and... Read More

Detroit Tigers third baseman Jeimer Candelario had been settling into his role as the Tigers cleanup hitter as of late, but that was before the season-ending injury to Miguel Cabrera (biceps). In Wednesday's game against the Twins, Candelario moved up to bat third, planted squarely between Nicholas Castellanos and Victor Martinez. Candelario has arguably been the... Read More

Detroit Tigers reliever Joe Jimenez has been stellar out of the bullpen this season, and he picked up a win in Wednesday's contest against the Twins after entering a tie ball game and turning in a scoreless frame. Jimenez's value comes as Detroit's premiere holds candidate with strong ratios, so he's a must-add in formats... Read More

Detroit Tigers third baseman Jeimer Candelario quietly moved into the cleanup slot during the Tigers series against the Toronto Blue Jays on June 3. Since then, he's made five more starts hitting out of that spot, including four straight. It should come as no surprise, as Candelario leads the team in home runs with 10... Read More

Detroit Tigers starting pitcher Blaine Hardy made another spot start on Tuesday, his sixth of the season, as the Tigers continue to battle injury issues in their rotation. With Francisco Liriano (hamstring), Jordan Zimmermann (shoulder) and Daniel Norris (groin) all on the shelf, Hardy has stepped up in a big way. Hardy threw six innings... Read More

Detroit Tigers starting pitcher Francisco Liriano (hamstring) has been on the disabled list since May 29th with a right hamstring strain, but he pitched in a simulated game on Tuesday. Reports from the team suggest that it went well, with manager Ron Gardenhire saying that the ball was "diving and darting" out of Liriano's hand,... Read More

Detroit Tigers starting pitcher Jordan Zimmermann (shoulder) made a rehab appearance Monday night at Single-A West Michigan, and it wasn't exactly smooth sailing. Zimmermann gave up three hits and a run in the first inning, and also botched a pickoff throw to second base that ended up in the outfield. While that run in the... Read More

Detroit Tigers first baseman Miguel Cabrera (back, hamstring) has watched his batting average steadily decline since returning from the disabled list on June 1st. While he's hit safely ten times since his return, he has just two multi-hit games in that stretch and was hitless on Sunday, dropping his average from .323 to .301 on... Read More

Detroit Tigers third baseman Jeimer Candelario has been struggling at the dish over the last seven days, batting just .192 in that stretch. But in Saturday's contest against Cleveland, Candelario took Cody Allen deep for a two-run bomb in the 12th inning of a tie ball game to propel the Tigers to victory, a positive... Read More

Detroit Tigers catcher James McCann will get a breather on Sunday as he's battling the flu. Manager Ron Gardenhire told reporters that McCann is still available to pinch-hit if needed. McCann is hitting .242 with four homers on the year. John Hicks, who has five homers and 22 RBI on the year, will start behind... Read More

Detroit Tigers starting pitcher Francisco Liriano (hamstring) is set to pitch in a simulated game, but the team hasn't announced precisely when that will be. Liriano was in the midst of a bounce-back campaign before the injury, with a 3.90 ERA and couple of absolute gems under his belt, like the eight innings of scoreless... Read More

Detroit Tigers starting pitcher Jordan Zimmermann (shoulder) will make a rehab start Monday at Single-A West Michigan, the team reports. Zimmermann has been on the disabled list for over a month now and has progressed more slowly than originally expected. He got absolutely shelled in his first rehab outing at Triple-A Toledo, allowing seven runs... Read More

Detroit Tigers pitcher Daniel Norris (groin) has been on the disabled list since April 30 and had successful groin surgery on May 3. The young lefty is expected to miss eight to 12 weeks as he recovers from surgery, but club sources reported that he's resumed throwing, albeit lightly. There's plenty of talent in Norris,... Read More

The Detroit Tigers activated reliever Alex Wilson (foot) Thursday ahead of their matchup with the Boston Red Sox. Wilson had been on the shelf since early May with a 95 percent tear in his left plantar fascia, and it's been a much longer recovery process than his status on the 10-day disabled list originally suggested.... Read More

A couple of regulars are getting a day of rest Thursday when the Los Angeles Dodgers take on the Pittsburgh Pirates. Outfielder Yasiel Puig and third baseman Justin Turner are both out of the lineup against right-hander Jameson Taillon. It's a routine day of rest in both cases, but it's worth mentioning that both Puig... Read More

Detroit Tigers designated hitter Victor Martinez got off to a slow start but after a bounce-back month in May, he's really struggling in June. V-Mart went hitless in Wednesday's action against the Red Sox. It was his second straight hitless game and his third in four games. Over the last seven games, Martinez is hitting... Read More

Detroit Tigers right fielder Nicholas Castellanos had another multi-hit game on Tuesday, his 16th such effort since May 1. One of the hits was a double, his 20th of the season. Castellanos has yet to show much home run power, having hit just six dingers thus far, but he's been an offensive force nonetheless. When... Read More

Detroit Tigers third baseman Jeimer Candelario exited Tuesday's contest early with a jammed finger and is considered day-to-day. After an errant throw to first in the fourth inning, Candelario was removed and sources told reporters he would receive X-rays on his right middle finger. Those X-rays came back negative, so he shouldn't miss significant time.... Read More

Detroit Tigers starting pitcher Jordan Zimmermann (shoulder) is set to make another rehab appearance with Triple-A Toledo on Wednesday. The veteran righty has been on the disabled list since May 8 and was roughed up badly in his first rehab start May 27, allowing seven runs in less than an inning of work. He worked... Read More

Detroit Tigers reliever Joe Jimenez tossed a perfect inning with two strikeouts in the nightcap of a doubleheader against the Yankees Monday, recording his 11th hold in the process. Jimenez has been excellent all season long, working to a 2.45 ERA and 1.06 WHIP with 30 strikeouts in 29 1/3 innings of work. From a... Read More

Detroit Tigers reliever Alex Wilson (foot) will make a rehab appearance on Tuesday with Triple-A Toledo. The right-hander has been dealing with a right plantar fascia strain that limited his ability to run and plant on that foot. Assuming all goes well, he could rejoin the Tigers' bullpen in short order. He owns a 4.50... Read More

Detroit Tigers shortstop Jose Iglesias hasn't been known for his bat throughout his career, but over the last week he's been pretty effective with it. On his last six games, Iglesias is batting .381 with two doubles and two stolen bases. He's struck out only once during this little stretch. He's really only an option... Read More

Detroit Tigers starting pitcher Michael Fulmer had another rough outing on Sunday, allowing four runs on five hits and three walks over six innings of work against the Blue Jays. Fulmer had cruised through the first five innings before surrendering two runs in the fifth and sixth innings. His season ERA now sits at a... Read More

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