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Detroit Tigers right-hander Spencer Turnbull allowed three runs over five innings in a 3-2 loss to the Royals on Friday. Turnbull struck out five and walked two.

Fantasy Impact: Turnbull finishes up an encouraging 2020 season. He ended up with a 4-4 record, 3.97 ERA, 1.34 WHIP, and 51 strikeouts in 56 2/3 innings of work.

Category: Game Recaps


Niko Goodrum steals a base

Sat, Sep 26th 8:10am EDT
By Matthew Terelle

Detroit Tigers infielder Niko Goodrum went 1-for-3 with a double, a steal, and a run in a 3-2 loss to the Royals on Friday.

Fantasy Impact: Goodrum spent 10 days on the injured list earlier in the month with an oblique strain but he seems to be back close to 100%. He is hitting .179 with five homers, 14 runs, 19 RBI, and six steals.

Category: Game Recaps


Detroit Tigers right-hander Michael Fulmer allowed four runs over 2 1/3 innings in an 8-7 loss to the Royals on Thursday. He did not record a strikeout.

Fantasy Impact: It was a rough ending to what was a disappointing 2020 season for Fulmer. He never really got going coming off Tommy John surgery last year, posting a 0-2 record and 8.78 ERA across 10 starts. He will look to bounce back and return to his Rookie of the Year form in 2021.

Category: Game Recaps


Jeimer Candelario was removed from Thursday's game agains the Royals due to lower back tightness. (Source: Chris McCosky on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: The Tigers say he's day-to-day. With just a few games left in the season the team could always opt to simply shut him down. Candelario is hitting .297 with seven long balls and an .872 OPS in 2020.

Category: Injury Updates


Detroit Tigers DH Miguel Cabrera went 3-for-5 with a homer and three RBI in an 8-7 loss to the Royals on Thursday.

Fantasy Impact: Cabrera has been hitting the ball well over his last seven games, posting a .320 average, four homers, and 12 RBI. Overall he has a .250 average, 10 homers, 27 runs, and 35 RBI in 2020.

Category: Game Recaps


Victor Reyes steals a base

Thu, Sep 24th 6:02am EDT
By Matthew Terelle

Detroit Tigers outfielder Victor Reyes went 1-for-5 with a steal in a 7-6 loss to the Twins on Wednesday.

Fantasy Impact: Reyes is putting the finishing touches on a productive season for the Tigers. He is hitting .280 with four homers, 28 runs, 14 RBI, and eight steals.

Category: Game Recaps


Casey Mize allows six runs

Thu, Sep 24th 6:00am EDT
By Matthew Terelle

Detroit Tigers right-hander Casey Mize allowed six runs over 4 2/3 innings in a 7-6 loss to the Twins on Wednesday.

Fantasy Impact: Mize finished with four strikeouts and allowed two homers in the loss. He finishes his rookie campaign with a 0-2 record, 6.99 ERA, 1.48 WHIP, and 26 strikeouts in 28 1/3 innings of work. Detroit will hope the top prospect takes several steps forward heading into the 2021 season.

Category: Game Recaps


Detroit left-hander Tarik Skubal allowed two runs over 3 2/3 innings of work in a 5-4 loss to the Twins on Tuesday. Skubal struck out six and walked two.

Fantasy Impact: Skubal gave up two solo homers in the outing. The rookie has shown some flashes over his seven starts but his overall numbers aren't great. He has a 1-3 record, 6.00 ERA, 1.33 WHIP, and 31 strikeouts over 27 innings of work.

Category: Game Recaps


Detroit left-hander Matthew Boyd allowed five runs over five innings of work in a 7-4 loss to Cleveland on Sunday. He struck out three and walked one.

Fantasy Impact: Boyd's rough season is almost at an end. He has a 2-7 record, 6.96 ERA, 1.51 WHIP, and 57 strikeouts in 54 1/3 innings of work. His final start of the 2020 season comes against the Royals.

Category: Game Recaps


Detroit Tigers closer Bryan Garcia threw a scoreless ninth to save a 5-2 win over the Indians on Saturday. Garcia allowed one hit and struck out three.

Fantasy Impact: Garcia has been solid in the ninth-inning role, posting a 2-0 record, 1.35 ERA, 1.20 WHIP, three saves, and 10 strikeouts in 20 innings.

Category: Game Recaps


The Tigers activated Harold Castro (hamstring) off the 10-day injured list. (Source: Tigers PR on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Castro missed exactly one month with a hamstring strain. He went 1-for-3 with a strikeout in his return on Friday.

Category: Injury Updates


According to Tigers beat reporter Jason Beck, Austin Romine took a sinker off of his left wrist. Fortunately, X-rays were negative for Romine. (Source: Jason Beck on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: On the season, Romine has two home runs, 11 runs, and 15 RBI with a .239 batting average. Monitor the injury although he isn't fantasy relevant.

Category: Injury Updates


Willi Castro homers Tuesday

Wed, Sep 16th 7:22am EDT
By Matthew Terelle

Detroit shortstop Willi Castro went 3-for-5 with a solo homer and two runs in a 6-0 win over the Royals on Tuesday.

Fantasy Impact: Castro went deep off Royals reliever Matt Harvey in the sixth inning. Castro has been a pleasant surprise for the Tigers, hitting .352 with four homers, 13 runs, and 14 RBI in 91 at-bats.

Category: Game Recaps


Jonathan Schoop (wrist) was placed on the IL after attempting to play through a sprained wrist. He was injured after being hit by Brewers' pitcher Adrian Houser on September eighth. If he is able to return this season it would only be for the last weekend of the season. Niko Goodrum was recalled in a corresponding move. (Source: Detroit Free Press on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Schoop will likely finish the season slashing .278/.324/.475 with eight home runs in 162 at-bats for the Tigers. It was a solid 2020 campaign for the second baseman who will be a free agent this winter. His 1.3 WAR matches his mark from last season in 271 fewer at-bats. Owners looking to replace Schoop's production at second base can add Wilmer Flores, Jurickson Profar, Tommy La Stella, Andres Gimenez or Tommy Edman if they are available.

Category: Injury Updates


Jorge Bonifacio goes yard

Thu, Sep 10th 9:18pm EDT
By Matthew Terelle

Detroit Tigers outfielder Jorge Bonifacio went 3-for-4 with a two-run homer in a 6-3 win over the Cardinals in the second game of a Thursday doubleheader.

Fantasy Impact: Bonifacio went yard in the seventh inning, giving him two homers on the year. He is now hitting .235 with seven runs and 12 RBI in 51 at-bats.

Category: Game Recaps


Detroit Tigers right-hander Jordan Zimmermann threw three scoreless innings in a 6-3 win over the Cardinals in the second game of a Thursday doubleheader. Zimmermann struck out two and walked one.

Fantasy Impact: Zimmermann was activated from the IL earlier in the day after dealing with a forearm injury for the first two months of the season. His days of being a fantasy option are long past.

Category: Game Recaps


JaCoby Jones was transferred to the 45-day IL to clear a roster spot ahead of the Tigers doubleheader on Thursday against the Cardinals. (Source: Jason Beck on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Jones was hit by a pitch last week and fractured his hand. He is done for the season and can be safely dropped in all league formats.

Category: Injury Updates, Transactions


The Tigers recalled OF prospect Daz Cameron from their alternate training site. (Source: Detroit Tigers on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Cameron is a former first-round pick and a former top-100 prospect. His shine has faded in recent season but the 23-year-old still has plenty of tools that could eventually contribute to big league success. Cameron spent the 2019 season in Triple-A, hitting .214 with a .707 OPS in 120 games.

Category: Transactions


Detroit catcher Grayson Greiner went 2-for-5 with a homer and two RBI in a 10-8 win over the Twins on Sunday.

Fantasy Impact: Greiner hit a solo shot off reliever Sergio Romo in the eighth inning. The backup catcher is batting .143 with three homers, eight runs, and eight RBI in 42 at-bats.

Category: Game Recaps


Detroit third baseman Sergio Alcantara went 1-for-3 with a solo homer in a 10-8 win over the Twins on Sunday.

Fantasy Impact: Alcantara homered in his first MLB at-bat. The 24-year-old should see a decent amount of playing time after Niko Goodrum landed on the IL on Saturday with an oblique injury.

Category: Game Recaps