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Tyler Collins Optioned to Triple-A: Latest Comments and Reaction

The Detroit Tigers announced they activated pitcher Francisco Rodriguez from the family medical emergency list and optioned outfielder Tyler Collins to Triple-A Toledo on Wednesday.

Collins, 25, had two hits in 20 at-bats this season. He was also the source of some controversy Monday after flipping off a booing Detroit crowd after misplaying a ball in the outfield.      

Zimmermann Finally Loses Scoreless Streak After 24.1 Shutout Innings

Detroit Tigers pitcher Jordan Zimmermann has already made history during his inaugural season in Motown, becoming the first starting pitcher in 43 years to begin his tenure with a new team by throwing 20-plus scoreless innings, per Elias Sports Bureau (via ESPN Stats & Info).

Tyler Collins Won't Be Suspended for Obscene Gesture to Tigers Fans

Major League Baseball won't punish Detroit Tigers outfielder Tyler Collins after he made an obscene gesture to fans during a game against the Oakland Athletics on Monday night, per MLB.com's Jason Beck.

Victor Martinez Becomes 280th Player with 1,000 Career RBI

Detroit Tigers designated hitter Victor Martinez recorded the 1,000th RBI of his career during Wednesday's 3-2 win over the Kansas City Royals, and it made him the 280th player to reach the milestone, per Baseball-Reference.com.

Cold Hard Fact for Thursday, April 21, 2016

Fact: Victor Martinez is the 5th Venezuelan-born player with 1,000 RBI, joining Miguel Cabrera, Andres Galarraga, Bobby Abreu and Magglio Ordonez.

Bleacher Report will be bringing sports fans the most interesting and engaging Cold Hard Fact of the day, presented by Coors Light.

Source: ESPN Stats & Info

Jordan Zimmermann Proving to Be a $110 Million Godsend for Tigers Rotation

The Detroit Tigers' response to a last-place finish in the AL Central last year was to cast a wide net in the offseason. A few trades and $270 million in free-agent contracts later, it brought back many new toys.

And now, the Tigers can breathe easy knowing at least one of them is panning out even better than they could have hoped.

Detroit Tigers Fan Tracks Down 5 Foul Balls, Gives Them to Younger Fans


One Detroit Tigers fan collected more foul balls on Monday than his team did runs, as Detroit lost to the Pittsburgh Pirates, 7-4.

That's right, he caught five foul balls.

But he didn't keep the souvenirs for himself. Instead, he gave them away to kids in the crowd at Comerica Park. Now that is true sportsmanship.

Daniel Norris Injury: Updates on Tigers P's Back and Return

According to Detroit Tigers manager Brad Ausmus, starting pitcher Daniel Norris has "nondisplaced fractures in [his] spinous process," per MLB.com's Jason Beck.

Continue for updates.

Will Miguel Cabrera's 40-Home Run Power Return in 2016?

Even if he doesn't change a thing from last season, Miguel Cabrera should be one of the best hitters in Major League Baseball in 2016. Given that he won his fourth batting title in five years in 2015, that just seems like a safe assessment.

Will Justin Verlander's Vintage End to 2015 Mean Big Things in 2016?

The Detroit Tigers mean to go places this season, so it sure would help if Justin Verlander pitches like an ace.

With the 33-year-old right-hander mired in a cycle of injuries and ineffectiveness, this would have been an iffy proposition a year ago. But after his finish to 2015, it might not be asking too much going into 2016.

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