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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 1005 articles so far, you can find them below.


Jeimer Candelario Plays DH In Rehab Start

Detroit Tigers third baseman Jeimer Candelario (shoulder) worked as the designated hitter Wednesday in his rehab assignment with Triple-Toledo and went 1-for-4 with an RBI. Candelario has been on the shelf since June 4 with inflammation in his left shoulder, and also spent time in the minors earlier this season after struggling mightily at the... Read More

2 months ago

Shane Greene Reaches 20 Saves

Detroit Tigers closer Shane Greene logged his 20th save of the year on Wednesday against the Royals. He pitched a scoreless ninth inning and struck out one of the three hitters he faced, bringing his season ERA to 1.00 with a strikeout rate of 9.67 per nine innings of work. Greene is on track for... Read More

2 months ago

Miguel Cabrera Not Playing Thursday

Detroit Tigers designated hitter Miguel Cabrera (knee) is not in the lineup Thursday against the Rays. The veteran slugger missed two games last week due to a persistent knee issue, but had been back in action for the first two games of the series with Tampa. He's likely to get lots of rest going forward,... Read More

3 months ago

Shane Greene Notches 19th Save

Detroit Tigers closer Shane Greene locked down the ninth inning once again as the Tigers beat the Rays on Tuesday. Greene allowed one hit in a scoreless frame, and now boasts a 1.08 ERA and 0.84 WHIP to go along with his 19 saves and 28 strikeouts. Nobody could have predicted this level of success... Read More

3 months ago

JaCoby Jones Extends Hitting Streak To 10 Games

Detroit Tigers center fielder JaCoby Jones extended his hitting streak to 10 games on Tuesday night against the Rays, posting a single and a run scored as the Tigers went on to win by a score of 9-6. The speedster is on one right now, with six multi-hit efforts, eight RBI, and three stolen bases... Read More

3 months ago


Niko Goodrum Posts Three-Hit Night

Detroit Tigers utility man Niko Goodrum played shortstop and batted leadoff for the Tigers on Tuesday, setting the table for what turned out to be a nine-run offensive effort against the Tampa Bay Rays. Goodrum also swiped his fifth bag of the season and scored two runs on the night. He has position eligibility everywhere... Read More

3 months ago

Miguel Cabrera Returns, Swats A Grand Slam

Detroit Tigers first baseman and designated hitter Miguel Cabrera (knee) returned to action on Tuesday and came up big against the Tampa Bay Rays. Cabrera faced Blake Snell with the bases loaded in the 5th inning of the contest and shot one over the left field wall for his fifth career grand slam and his... Read More

3 months ago

JaCoby Jones Stays Hot, Launches Sixth Homer

Detroit Tigers outfielder JaCoby Jones continued his recent tear at the dish on Sunday, belting his sixth home run of the season as the Tigers fell to the Braves. While Jones' primary fantasy asset has been his speed in the past, the 27-year-old outfielder has been raking over the last two weeks to the tune... Read More

3 months ago

Christin Stewart Homers In Big Game Sunday

Detroit Tigers outfielder Christin Stewart launched his fourth home run of the year as part of a three-hit effort against the Braves on Sunday. The young slugger has shown monstrous power at times, but has lacked consistency thus far. He's slashing .241/.325/.429 in 38 games this season and seems likely to eventually develop into a... Read More

3 months ago

JaCoby Jones Is Mashing, Has Favorable Matchup

Detroit Tigers outfielder JaCoby Jones has been on a tear at the dish lately, batting .435 over the course of a six-game hitting streak while driving in seven RBI in that time. Jones has five homers and five steals on the year, showing sneaky power against right-handed pitching in particular. On Friday, Jones will face... Read More

3 months ago


Shane Greene Locks Down 17th Save

Detroit Tigers reliever Shane Greene notched his American-League-best 17th save on Tuesday as the Tigers beat the Orioles. The fact that Greene is among the top relievers and save-getters in baseball is remarkable, given how terrible the Tigers are: they've won just 20 games, but Greene has sealed the deal in 17 of them. The... Read More

3 months ago

Matthew Boyd Posts Second Straight Scoreless Outing

Detroit Tigers starting pitcher Matthew Boyd took the hill on Tuesday against the struggling Orioles and did exactly what he was supposed to do, holding the Orioles scoreless over six innings of work with eight strikeouts and just one walk. He scattered six hits in the outing. Boyd has been a pleasant surprise in a... Read More

3 months ago

Nicholas Castellanos' Hitting Streak Comes To An End

Detroit Tigers right fielder Nicholas Castellanos was riding an eight-game hitting streak heading into Tuesday night's contest with the Orioles, but had that streak snapped with an 0-for-4 performance at the dish with three strikeouts. Over the previous streak, Castellanos had multiple hits in four of those eight games, and he's batting .355/.344/.581 over the... Read More

3 months ago

Matthew Boyd A Strong Start Tuesday Against Baltimore

Despite the recent struggles for the Detroit Tigers, starting pitcher Matthew Boyd is a strong play Tuesday against an equally bad Orioles squad. The ace of the Detroit staff with Michael Fulmer (elbow) out for the year, Boyd has turned in a 3.11 ERA with 80 strikeouts in 66 2/3 innings of work. Baltimore has... Read More

3 months ago

Miguel Cabrera Is Hot At The Dish Despite Lack Of Power

Detroit Tigers first baseman and designated hitter Miguel Cabrera has been hot for the last week, slashing .438/.500/.563 with two doubles and three RBI in 16 at-bats. Miggy has just one home run on the season, which he has attributed to lack of lineup protection, but despite his lack of power he's still finding ways... Read More

3 months ago


Jordy Mercer Expected To Begin Rehab Assignment

Detroit Tigers shortstop Jordy Mercer (quad) is expected to begin a rehab assignment Wednesday or Thursday, according to the team's injury update on May 21st. Mercer did running drills on Tuesday, and apparently felt comfortable enough that he's ready for game action. The glove-first shortstop has been a liability at the plate, batting just .210/.265/.371... Read More

3 months ago

Dawel Lugo Draws Start In Absence Of Candelario

Detroit Tigers third baseman Jeimer Candelario was optioned to Triple-A Toledo on Wednesday, opening a door for Dawel Lugo to join the big club after a fine start with the Mud Hens. Lugo will make the start at third base on Thursday, batting seventh against Chris Bassitt and the A's. Lugo has hit .341/.393/.468 across... Read More

3 months ago

Jeimer Candelario Demoted To Triple-A

Detroit Tigers third baseman Jeimer Candelario has been optioned to Triple-A Toledo Wednesday, club sources announced. The primary third baseman for Detroit since the end of the 2017 season, Candelario has struggled mightily at the dish this year, batting just .192 with two home runs on the year. No corresponding move has been announced as... Read More

3 months ago

Tyson Ross (Elbow) Lands On Injured List

The Detroit Tigers took yet another hit to their starting rotation as starting pitcher Tyson Ross has landed on the injured list with ulnar neuritis in his right elbow. The Tigers had originally decided to simply have Ross miss a start, but the soreness has persisted to the point that some time on the shelf... Read More

3 months ago

Josh Harrison Will Be Activated Monday

Detroit Tigers second baseman Josh Harrison (shoulder) will make his return to the lineup after having been sidelined since April 30th. The veteran infielder has struggled in his first season with Detroit, batting just .156/.212/.233 with one home run and two stolen bases. His track record suggests he's bound to pick up the pace at... Read More

3 months ago


Jordy Mercer Goes On Injured List, Christin Stewart Reinstated

Detroit Tigers shortstop Jordy Mercer (quadriceps) has been placed on the 10-day injured list with a right quadriceps strain, retroactive to May 8. In a corresponding move, the team has recalled outfielder Christin Stewart (quadriceps). It was reported earlier Thursday morning that Stewart would come back Friday, but the injury to Mercer has him back sooner... Read More

3 months ago

Christin Stewart Will Rejoin Team Friday

Detroit Tigers outfielder Christin Stewart (quad) is set to rejoin the team on Thursday after being shelved since mid-April. He was with the team on Tuesday, but went back to Florida to finish out his rehab assignment in Lakeland. The young slugger has hit .222/.313/.519 with three home runs on the season and isn't likely... Read More

3 months ago

Ronny Rodriguez Continues To Rake

Detroit Tigers infielder Ronny Rodriguez has been a hit machine since his call-up on April 14, putting together a robust .340/.379/1.096 batting line with three home runs and a steal. Rodriguez added to his strong start on Wednesday with three hits, four RBI, and a run scored while batting fifth in the lineup. He's owned... Read More

3 months ago

Matthew Boyd Tosses Seventh Straight Quality Start

Detroit Tigers starting pitcher Matthew Boyd has been a pleasant surprise to start the 2019 campaign, and he turned in another strong performance on Wednesday against the Angels. Boyd scattered three hits in six innings of work, allowing one run and striking out six in the process. The most remarkable thing about Boyd's quality start... Read More

3 months ago

Nicholas Castellanos Looks To Extend Nine-Game Hitting Streak

Detroit Tigers right fielder Nicholas Castellanos will look to extend his nine-game hitting streak Tuesday against the Angels and starting pitcher Griffin Canning. During the current hot streak, Castellanos has four multi-hit games, two home runs, and five RBI. Canning is a young righty with just one previous career start, in which he allowed three... Read More

4 months ago


Shane Greene Named Reliever Of The Month

The strong start to Detroit Tigers closer Shane Greene's season has earned the veteran closer Reliever of the Month honors for the month of April. Greene has been absolutely lights-out this season, notching 12 saves despite playing for a team that has only won 13 games. In the process, he's struck out 17 batters and walked... Read More

4 months ago

Nicholas Castellanos Warming Up As Of Late

Detroit Tigers right fielder Nicholas Castellanos has largely had fantasy owners scratching their heads through the first month of the season, but the veteran slugger finally seems to be warming up and finding his power stroke. Over the last six games, Castellanos has put together a .280/.357/.560 line with two homers, a double and four... Read More

4 months ago

Casey Mize Throws No-Hitter in Double-A Debut

Detroit Tigers starting pitching prospect Casey Mize made his debut with Double-A Erie on Monday. To say he made a good first impression would be an understatement. The young hurler, who was taken No. 1 overall by the Tigers in last year's draft, fired a no-hitter, with the only base runners being a hit batsman... Read More

4 months ago

Miguel Cabrera Is On A 10-Game Hitting Streak

Detroit Tigers first baseman and designated hitter Miguel Cabrera has yet to show any home run power in this 2019 campaign, but he has quietly put together a 10-game hitting streak. The veteran slugger had two hits, an RBI and a walk in Wednesday's game against the Red Sox to keep the streak alive. Over... Read More

4 months ago

Shane Greene Earns MLB-Leading 11th Save

Detroit Tigers closer Shane Greene logged another save on Tuesday in the nightcap of a two-game sweep over Boston. The veteran reliever is perfect in save chances on the season, and is tied with Kirby Yates with an MLB-leading 11 saves on the year. With Tuesday's efforts, Greene now boasts a stingy 1.38 ERA and... Read More

4 months ago


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