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Detroit Tigers left-hander Matthew Boyd allowed two runs across 7 1/3 innings of work in a 3-2 loss to Oakland on Sunday. Boyd struck out five and walked one in the start.

Fantasy Impact: Boyd is enjoying a bounce-back season after a rough 2020, posting a 2-1 record, 2.03 ERA, and 19 strikeouts across 26 2/3 innings of work. He will face the Royals next time out.

Category: Game Recaps


Harold Castro drives in two

Sun, Apr 18th 8:32pm EDT
By Matthew Terelle

Detroit Tigers first baseman Harold Castro went 3-for-4 with two RBI in a 3-2 loss to the Athletics on Sunday.

Fantasy Impact: Castro accounted for all of the Detroit runs with a two-run single in the sixth inning. The veteran is hitting .286 in 14 at-bats in 2021.

Category: Game Recaps


Detroit Tigers outfielder Victor Reyes went 1-for-3 in a 7-0 loss to Oakland on Saturday.

Fantasy Impact: Reyes is having a rough start to the season, hitting just .167 with one homer, one RBI, and two runs in 24 at-bats.

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Detroit Tigers right-hander Casey Mize struggled in a 7-0 loss to Oakland on Saturday. Mize allowed five runs over five innings of work while striking out four.

Fantasy Impact: Mize gave up three homers in the loss. It's a step back after his seven-shutout inning gem against the Astros last time out. The young hurler now has a 1-1 record, 3.38 ERA, and 13 strikeouts in 16 innings of work.

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Miguel Cabrera (biceps), who has been on the IL since April 11th, is fielding and hitting in a cage as part of his rehab. Next week, he is expected to take full batting practice and then rejoin the team as early as the weekend series against the Royals. (Source: Jason Beck on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Cabrera is 12 home runs shy of 500 for his career. He was slashing .125/.222/.292 before the injury.

Category: Injury Updates


Detroit right-hander Jose Urena pitched well in a 3-0 loss to Oakland on Friday. Urena allowed two runs across seven innings of work while striking out eight.

Fantasy Impact: Urena had gotten off to a rough start to the season, so it was good to see him turn in a solid outing on Friday. Overall, the veteran has a 0-3 record, 5.52 ERA, and 17 strikeouts in 14 2/3 innings of work. He is lined up to face the Pirates next time out.

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Detroit left-hander Tarik Skubal allowed two runs (one earned) across four innings of work in an 8-4 loss to Oakland on Thursday. Skubal struck out five and walked four in the outing.

Fantasy Impact: Skubal took a hard-luck loss, dropping his record to 0-2 on the year. Oakland made him work, as Skubal needed 88 pitches to get through four innings and only threw 46 strikes. Skubal has a 6.08 ERA and 12 strikeouts in 13 1/3 innings of work this season. He will take on the Pirates next time through the rotation.

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Detroit Tigers shortstop Willi Castro went 2-for-4 with a double, a run, and two RBI in an 8-4 loss to Oakland on Thursday.

Fantasy Impact: Castro is off to a slow start, hitting just .220 with three runs and three RBI in 50 at-bats. The 23-year-old was a pleasant surprise in 2020, hitting .349 in 36 games. Hopefully his solid night on Thursday will get his bat going.

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Detroit Tigers outfielder Niko Goodrum went 3-for-4 with a solo homer in an 8-4 loss to Oakland on Thursday.

Fantasy Impact: Goodrum connected for a solo blast off Oakland starter Sean Manaea in the sixth inning, his first home run of the 2021 season. Goodrum is hitting .286 with four runs and two RBI across 28 at-bats.

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The Tigers placed OF Nomar Mazara on the 10-day injured list with a left abdominal strain. (Source: Detroit Free Press)

Fantasy Impact: Mazara left Wednesday's game with the injury and will be sidelined for at least 10 days. He can be left on the waiver wire in most fantasy leagues.

Category: Injury Updates


Detroit reliever Bryan Garcia threw a scoreless ninth inning to preserve a 6-4 win over the Astros on Wednesday. Garcia struck out two and walked one in the outing.

Fantasy Impact: Garcia now has two saves on the season, to go along with a 5.40 ERA and seven strikeouts across 6 2/3 innings of work. He figures to continue to split save chances with Gregory Soto.

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Detroit right-hander Michael Fulmer allowed two runs in five innings of work in a 6-4 win over Houston on Wednesday. Fulmer struck out two and walked one in the win.

Fantasy Impact: Fulmer was making his first start of the season. The veteran right-hander has a 3.00 ERA across 12 innings of work this season. He's lined up to face the Pirates next.

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Detroit third baseman Jeimer Candelario went 3-for-5 with a double and two RBI in a 6-4 win over Houston on Wednesday.

Fantasy Impact: Candelario had a two-run single in the fourth inning. The veteran infielder is hitting .326 with one homer, seven runs, and seven RBI this year.

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Renato Nunez homers Tuesday

Wed, Apr 14th 5:59am EDT
By Matthew Terelle

Detroit first baseman Renato Nunez went 1-for-3 with a two-run homer in an 8-2 win over the Astros on Tuesday.

Fantasy Impact: Nunez has homered in two straight games for the Tigers. The veteran infielder should see regular playing time while Miguel Cabrera is on the injured list.

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Detroit outfielder Akil Baddoo went 2-for-4 with a solo homer in an 8-2 win over Houston on Tuesday.

Fantasy Impact: Baddoo has homers in two straight games. The rookie outfielder had an excellent spring and has carried that over to the regular season for Detroit. He's now hitting .391 with four homers, four runs, 10 RBI, and a steal.

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Wilson Ramos homers twice

Wed, Apr 14th 5:54am EDT
By Matthew Terelle

Detroit TIgers catcher Wilson Ramos went 2-for-5 with two homers and three RBI in an 8-2 win over Houston on Tuesday.

Fantasy Impact: Ramos has been on fire in the early portion of the season. The veteran catcher is hitting .281 with six homers, seven runs, and seven RBI in 32 at-bats.

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Tigers pitcher Spencer Turnbull (COVID-19) will throw four or five innings at the alternate site in Toledo on Thursday. (Source: Chris McCosky on Twitter )

Fantasy Impact: Turnbull was placed on the COVID-19 list on March 24th. He's ramping up his activity and will throw four or five innings at the alternate site Thursday. Turnbull could return to the Tigers rotation by the end of April if everything goes well on Thursday.

Category: Injury Updates


Detroit catcher Grayson Greiner went 2-for-4 with a homer and three RBI in a 6-2 win over the Astros on Monday.

Fantasy Impact: Greiner went deep off Houston starter Zack Greinke in the win. Detroit's backup catcher is hitting .231 with one homer and three RBI on the year.

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Detroit outfielder Robbie Grossman went 0-for-2 with a walk, a steal, and a run in a 5-2 loss to Cleveland on Sunday.

Fantasy Impact: Grossman had a nice weekend as he had three hits, including a homer, on Saturday. The veteran is hitting .227 with one homer, four runs, three RBI, and two steals.

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The Tigers placed pitcher Julio Teheran (shoulder) on the 60-day injured list Sunday. (Source: Cody Stavenhagen on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Teheran was originally placed on the 10-day injured list Saturday due to a shoulder strain. The Tigers were unsure how long the RHP would be out and decided to move him to the 60-day IL Sunday. Renato Nunez was called up from the alternate site in a corresponding move. Teheran is eligible to return from the IL in early June. Spencer Turnbull was activated from the COVID-19 list and will replace Teheran in the rotation.

Category: Injury Updates