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59-38 4-6 L1
54-43 5-5 L2
54-45 6-4 W2
49-50 8-2 W4
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  • Tigers' Kerry Carpenter: Shifts to 60-day IL

    The Tigers transferred Carpenter (back) from the 10-day injured list to the 60-day IL on Sunday.

    Carpenter has been on the shelf since May 29 with a lumbar spine stress fracture and didn't resume hitting and taking part in a running progression until the All-Star break, so the move to the 60-day IL won't affect his timeline for a return to Detroit. Though he'll be eligible for activation beginning later this week, Carpenter will first need to ramp up his baseball activities further, then head out on a multi-game minor-league rehab assignment before returning from the IL. The transaction freed up a spot on the 40-man roster for first baseman/outfielder Bligh Madris, whose contract was selected from Triple-A Toledo ahead of Sunday's game in Toronto.

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  • Tigers' Easton Lucas: Summoned from Triple-A

    The Tigers recalled Lucas from Triple-A Toledo on Sunday.

    Lucas will provide a fresh arm for a Detroit bullpen that was forced to cover the final seven innings of Saturday's 7-3 win over the Blue Jays after starter Reese Olson (shoulder) exited early. The southpaw reliever has previously made three appearances at the big-league level this season, all with Oakland. He had compiled a 4.38 ERA and 1.40 WHIP while striking out 32 batters over 24.2 innings at Toledo after Detroit claimed him off waivers in May.

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  • Tigers' Matt Vierling: Resting Sunday

    Vierling is out of the lineup for Sunday's game against the Blue Jays.

    Vierling will hit the bench after going 10-for-33 (.303 average) with five extra-base hits, six RBI and seven runs while starting in each of the Tigers' last eight games either at center field or third base. Riley Greene will cover center field Sunday, while Gio Urshela moves across the diamond and gets the nod at the hot corner.

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  • Tigers' Mark Canha: On bench for series finale

    Canha is out of the lineup for Sunday's game against the Blue Jays.

    Canha's playing time had been trending down heading into the All-Star break due to lingering wrist soreness and general ineffectiveness at the plate, but he picked up starts in both of the Tigers' first two games in Toronto, going 2-for-7 with a home run and two walks. He'll take a seat Sunday while the Tigers clear room in the lineup for Justyn Henry-Malloy at designated hitter and Bligh Madris at first base, but manager A.J. Hinch hasn't seemed to cut bait with Canha as a near-everyday player just yet.

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  • Tigers' Bligh Madris: Called up, getting start Sunday

    The Tigers selected Madris' contract from Triple-A Toledo on Sunday. He'll start at first base and will bat sixth in the Tigers' series finale in Toronto.

    The lefty-hitting Madris could end up getting a look as a strong-side platoon player for the Tigers after getting his first call-up of the season and joining the 26-man active roster as a replacement for outfielder/infielder Ryan Vilade, who was optioned to Toledo despite starting in each of Detroit's last five contests. The 28-year-old Madris -- who previously had stints in the majors with the Pirates in 2022 and Astros in 2023 -- had thus far spent the entire 2024 campaign at Toledo, with whom he turned in an .803 OPS to go with 14 home runs and 17 stolen bases across 307 plate appearances. Though he'll get the nod at first base in his Tigers debut, Madris is capable of playing all three outfield spots and could also be an option at designated hitter.

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  • Tigers' Ryan Vilade: Heading back to Triple-A

    The Tigers optioned Vilade to Triple-A Toledo on Sunday.

    Though he had picked up starts in the corner outfield in each of the Tigers' last five games while going 6-for-18 with a solo home run, Vilade will cede his spot on the 26-man active roster to another utility player in Bligh Madris. Unlike Vilade, Madris is a left-handed batter, so the Tigers may have preferred to have Madris on hand a potential strong-side platoon option.

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  • Tigers' Reese Olson: Hits IL with shoulder strain

    The Tigers placed Olson on the 15-day injured list Sunday with a right shoulder strain.

    Olson's move to the IL comes one day after he was removed from his start in the Tigers' 7-3 win over the Blue Jays due to what the team had classified as right shoulder soreness. Follow-up testing evidently revealed that Olson had suffered a strain, and the diagnosis leaves the 24-year-old with an uncertain timeline for a return from the shelf. Olson's injury now creates two openings in the Detroit rotation, as Casey Mize (hamstring) was placed on the IL earlier this month.

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  • Tigers' Matt Vierling: Tallies two hits in win

    Vierling went 2-for-5 with a run scored in Saturday's 7-3 win over the Blue Jays.

    Vierling extended his hitting streak to four games, and he's batting .303 over his last eight contests. The utility player has settled into a regular role with the Tigers as he splits time between third base and the outfield. Vierling doesn't have the most exciting fantasy profile, though he's worth a look in deeper formats due to his playing time and versatility.

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  • Tigers' Jackson Jobe: Rolling since return to Double-A

    Jobe (hamstring) has posted an 0.56 ERA, 0.69 WHIP and 21:6 K:BB in 16 innings over three starts with Double-A Erie since being reinstated from the 7-day injured list July 5.

    Jobe missed just over two months of action at Double-A while recovering from the hamstring strain, but he's quickly returned to dominance upon rejoining the affiliate. He had perhaps his best outing yet Saturday against Birmingham, striking out five over six scoreless frames to lead off what was ultimately a combined no-hitter for Erie. From a performance standpoint, the 21-year-old right-hander certainly looks to be close to big-league ready, but with the Tigers sitting at 49-50 on the season and on the fringe of the AL wild-card race, it's uncertain if the organization will have much motivation to start his MLB service clock in 2024.

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  • Tigers' Kenta Maeda: Struggles continue in relief role

    Maeda allowed three runs on three hits across two innings of relief in Saturday's 7-3 win over the Blue Jays. He struck out one.

    Maeda was effective in his first relief appearance of the year when he tossed 3.2 scoreless innings in the final game before the All-Star break. However, his second appearance did not go as well, with a Vladimir Guerrero two-run home run accounting for a big chunk of the damage. Madea has struggled throughout his first season with the Tigers, as he's now sitting with a career-worst 7.07 ERA across 71.1 innings. It seems unlikely that the veteran will rejoin the rotation anytime soon, and his fantasy value remains low given his current role and ineffectiveness. However, Reese Olson (shoulder) did leave Saturday's start early, which could open up a spot at least in the short term if he's forced to miss any time.

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  • Tigers' Alex Faedo: Earns fifth win Saturday

    Faedo (5-1) tossed two scoreless innings of relief to earn the win in Saturday's 7-3 victory over the Blue Jays. He allowed one hit and struck out three.

    Detroit starter Reese Olson was forced to exit after two innings due to right shoulder soreness, which brought Faedo into the contest. The righty pitched well and earned his fifth win out of the bullpen this season, which ties him with Shelby Miller for the team lead among relievers. The long relief role isn't the most fantasy friendly, though Faedo has pitched well this year, compiling a 3.35 ERA and 41 strikeouts across 45.2 innings overall.

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  • Tigers' Andy Ibanez: Two hits, two RBI in win

    Ibanez went 2-for-5 with two RBI and a run scored in Saturday's 7-3 win over the Blue Jays.

    Ibanez got the Tigers on the board with an RBI double in the fifth inning and then added an RBI single and scored on a wild pitch in the seventh. While he isn't playing every day, the 31-year-old is hitting a ridiculous .388 with all four of his home runs and 20 of his 23 RBI against left-handed pitching this season.

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  • Tigers' Jake Rogers: Hits grand slam in win

    Rogers went 1-for-4 with a grand slam in Saturday's 7-3 win over the Blue Jays.

    Rogers broke the game open with a grand slam off Trevor Richards in the sixth inning. The long ball was his first since June 29, as he has been sharing catching duties with Carson Kelly. On the year, the 29-year-old is hitting .204 with seven home runs, 20 RBI and 28 runs scored across 199 plate appearances.

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  • Tigers' Reese Olson: Exits early versus Toronto

    Olson was removed from Saturday's outing against the Blue Jays as a result of right shoulder soreness.

    Olson threw two scoreless innings, allowing one hit while walking two batters prior to exiting the contest having thrown 30 total pitches. Considering the soreness is in his throwing shoulder, Olson is an obvious candidate for a potential stint on the injured list, but more information on his status will likely come in the near future.

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  • Tigers' Riley Greene: Resting versus LHP

    Greene isn't in the Tigers' lineup Saturday against the Blue Jays.

    With southpaw Yusei Kikuchi set to take the mound for Toronto, the left-handed bat of Greene will step out of the lineup. While he rests, Ryan Vilade, Matt Vierling and Wenceel Perez will start across Detroit's outfield.

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  • Tigers' Jake Rogers: Starting Saturday

    Rogers is starting at catcher and batting sixth in Saturday's game against the Blue Jays.

    Carson Kelly got the start in Friday's contest with Rogers on the bench, but the two will flip flop Saturday. To date, Kelly has appeared in 56 games, while Rogers will be at 60 games following his start Saturday. With the two catchers splitting time fairly evenly, their fantasy ceilings will remain capped. Rogers hasn't helped his cause much when he's been in the lineup, as he's sitting with a .597 OPS, down from the .730 mark he posted last year.

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  • Tigers' Javier Baez: Back in action Saturday

    Baez (back) will start at shortstop and bat seventh Saturday against the Blue Jays.

    A back issue forced Baez out of last Saturday's game against the Dodgers and kept him out of the lineup through Friday, but the worst of it appears to be behind him. The 31-year-old finished the first half of the season with a career-worst .459 OPS through 214 plate appearances, though he remains locked in as Detroit's primary shortstop.

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  • Tigers' Justyn-Henry Malloy: Enters lineup Saturday

    Malloy will serve as Detroit's designated hitter and No. 2 batter in Saturday's game against the Blue Jays.

    Malloy didn't appear in Friday's 5-4 win while the Blue Jays brought righty Chris Bassitt to the mound, but the rookie will crack the lineup Saturday versus southpaw Yusei Kikuchi. Malloy has shown decent pop in a part-time role, hitting five home runs across 33 games, though he's batting just .219 and has struck out in 34.5 percent of his plate appearances. He'll need to be a bit more consistent if he wants to earn more playing time against righties.

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Team Statistical Rankings

Team .234


Player Injury
R. Olson SP Reese Olson SP Shoulder
K. Carpenter RF Kerry Carpenter RF Back
C. Mize SP Casey Mize SP Hamstring
P. Meadows CF Parker Meadows CF Hamstring
S. Gipson-Long SP Sawyer Gipson-Long SP Elbow

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