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Feb 22

Wednesday’s MLB: Ex-Tiger Maybin back with Marlins

Jupiter, Fla. — Veteran outfielder Cameron Maybin had to correct himself Wednesday as he talked about rejoining the team that first made him an everyday player. He said he was happy to be back with the Florida Marlins before noting a name change since …

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Feb 22

Wednesday’s MLB: Ex-Tiger Maybin back with Marlins

Jupiter, Fla. — Veteran outfielder Cameron Maybin had to correct himself Wednesday as he talked about rejoining the team that first made him an everyday player. He said he was happy to be back with the Florida Marlins before noting a name change since …

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Feb 21

Tigers spring training: Wednesday, Feb. 21

Tigers manager Ron Gardenhire gives instructions in the outfield at Detroit Tigers spring training at TigerTown in Lakeland, Fla. on Feb. 21, 2018. Robin Buckson, Detroit News

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Feb 21

Pistons’ Jackson makes progress, eager to return

Auburn Hills — It’s a small step, but Reggie Jackson delighted in it anyway. Just being back on the court following Wednesday’s practice, Jackson beamed with a smile as he put up some shots with a few teammates. It’s the next stage of his rehabilitation from a Grade-3 right ankle sprain he

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Feb 21

Gardenhire: Norris, Fiers will get their turns this spring

Chris McCosky checks in from Lakeland with Bob Wojnowski on the start of spring training, Miguel Cabrera, Victor Martinez, and more. Lakeland, Fla. — Ron Gardenhire unveiled his early Tigers rotation Wednesday, a day before the Tigers were to meet Florida Southern in the customary start to Detroit’

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Feb 21

Nelson brings savvy, familiarity to Van Gundy, Pistons

Detroit — Jameer Nelson was as surprised as anybody. On Feb. 8, the day of the NBA trade deadline, he was making yet another move. Veterans have a way of understanding the business side of the NBA, and Nelson is no different. A week after being traded …

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Feb 21

With video: Tigers wake up to ‘Good Morning America’

The Tigers went through the "Good Morning America" drill during spring training in Lakeland, Fla., on Tuesday. Lakeland, Fla. — The way the Tigers infielders start their practice day is a sight to behold. The drill is called “Good Morning Ame…

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Feb 21

Ex-Tigers on the move: Sanchez to Twins, Benoit to Nats

Fort Myers, Fla. — The Minnesota Twins have finalized their low-risk contract with right-hander Anibal Sanchez, securing another experienced candidate for their rotation. For the Twins, he’s another option in a situation with few of them proven. For Sanchez, it’s a late-career chance to potentially

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Feb 21

Red Sox celebrate signing ‘force’ J.D. Martinez

Fort Myers, Fla. — The Boston Red Sox didn’t commit $110 million for J.D. Martinez to be a part-timer. When he lands in the middle of the order, some of the everyday hitters will have to get used to fewer at-bats each week. New manager Alex Cora must navigate the complexities of lineup construction

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Feb 21

NASCAR’s youth movement good for business

Daytona Beach, Fla. — Daytona Day was nothing short of a rousing success for NASCAR, which was able to celebrate both its storied past and youthful future on its biggest stage. The Daytona 500 is the most important event of the year for NASCAR. With Austin Dillon’s victory in the famed No. 3 and

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Feb 20

Tigers TV Show: McCosky live in Lakeland

Chris McCosky checks in from Lakeland with Bob Wojnowski on the start of spring training, Miguel Cabrera, Victor Martinez, and more. Tigers beat reporter Chris McCosky is live from Lakeland to talk baseball with Wojo on The Detroit News Tigers TV Show….

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Feb 20

Green’s ‘mind is always open’ about trade from Wings

Detroit — Petr Mrazek is off to Philadelphia and the next phase in his career. Is Mike Green next? The veteran defenseman has been the subject of numerous rumors for quite some time now, given he’s an unrestricted free agent on July 1 and could be a sought-after rental before Monday’s trade deadline

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Feb 20

Green’s ‘mind always open’ about trade from Wings

Detroit — Petr Mrazek is off to Philadelphia and the next phase in his career. Is Mike Green next? The veteran defenseman has been the subject of numerous rumors for quite some time now, given he’s an unrestricted free agent on July 1 and could be a sought-after rental before Monday’s trade deadline

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Feb 20

Tigers spring training: Tuesday, Feb. 20

Tigers infielder Dixon Machado tosses the ball after diving for it during the ragball competition. Ragball is a skills competition amongst the players where a softer ball is hit to them on a line drive, ground balls, etc. Detroit Tigers work out at spr…

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Feb 20

Tigers’ Iglesias transitions from ‘magician’ to mentor

Lakeland, Fla. — In his first couple of seasons with the Tigers, Jose Iglesias’ youthful energy — which some read as immaturity — was as noticeable as his superior skill level at shortstop. Former manager Brad Ausmus would prod and cajole him to be less of a showman and more of a “meat-and-potatoes

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Feb 20

Ex-Tiger Garcia aims to build on All-Star season with White Sox

Glendale, Ariz. — Avisail Garcia is trying to pick up where he left off last year. So far, so good. The Chicago White Sox All-Star right fielder arrived early in camp to deal with his salary arbitration case, which he won. Since he was at spring traini…

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