This is the June 21, 2013 news archive. View today's Tigers rumors and news.
As a free agent following a respectable, but not dominate 2012 season (35 saves, 3.78 ERA in 71 appearances), veteran closer Jose Valverde drew very little interest on the open market over the winter. The interest was so minimal, in fact, he eventually …Share Tweet
Intercostal strain lands Tuiasosopo on disabled listMLB.com Jun 21, 2013Matt Tuiasosopo was poised to become a bigger member of the Tigers' starting lineup, earning more playing time against right-handed pitchers in addition to the lefties he has been pummeling all year. Instead, with a bad swing in the batting cage, he bec…Share Tweet
Former major leaguer C.J. Nitkowski uses family dog to instruct young son on sliding (video)yahoo.com Jun 21, 2013Former major leaguer C.J. Nitkowski has pitched for 17 different organizations in four countries, most notably with the Detroit Tigers. At this point in his life, at age 40, he's probably more likely to be invited to a Yankees' Old-Timers' day than to m…Share TweetThe Juice returns for season No. 6! It's almost eligible for free-agency! Stop by daily for news from the action, along with great photos, stats, video highlights and more. This was a welcome role change for the Detroit Tigers — it wasn't their closer o…Share Tweet
Closer Problems For Red Sox And TigersJun 21Baseball Tonight Minute: Baseball Tonight looks at which team has the bigger problem at closer, the Red Sox or the Tigers.
Victorino's Five RBI NightJun 21Despite Miguel Cabrera capturing his 10th straight 20-plus home run season, Shane Victorino's five RBIs lifted the Red Sox to a 10-6 win over the Tigers.