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8/3/2015 | Hessman becomes Minors' HR king

On Monday night at Fifth Third Field in Toledo, Mud Hens third baseman Mike Hessman stepped to the plate with the bases loaded in the seventh inning and hit a grand slam to left-center field, becoming the Minor League home run king in grand style.


8/3/2015 | After trades, Tigers evaluating prospects, future

The reboot took 48 hours. It was just the first step. If the Tigers are to contend in 2016, they have more work to do. The next steps will take longer and won't be nearly as simple.


8/3/2015 | Means leads Prospect Team of the Week

Left-hander John Means barely snuck onto MLBPipeline.com's Orioles Top 30 Prospects list, checking in at No. 29. While he may not have the highest profile in Baltimore's system, he's raising it after his performance in July.


8/2/2015 | Tigers end 'tumultuous' trip on high note

Brad Ausmus is rarely at a loss for words. He had to pause Sunday when asked to describe the Tigers' just-completed road trip in one word.


8/2/2015 | Dazzling debut: Norris thrills new team

Left-hander Daniel Norris -- the top prize in Detroit's Trade Deadline haul -- had a three-run lead before he threw his first pitch as a Tiger on Sunday. He also had his catcher impressed.


8/2/2015 | Norris cools Orioles in stellar Tigers debut

Daniel Norris made his Tiger debut with 7 1/3 innings of one-run ball, supported by an outburst off Ubaldo Jimenez, as Detroit split a four-game series against the Orioles with a 6-1 win Sunday afternoon at Camden Yards.


8/2/2015 | Prospects begin arriving to Tigers system

The prospects the Tigers acquired leading up to Friday's Trade Deadline have begun to filter into the farm system, changing the look at Triple-A Toledo and Double-A Erie for the final month of the Minor League season.


8/2/2015 | Verlander aims for continued success against Royals

Royals left-hander Danny Duffy (4-5, 4.28 ERA) will square off against Tigers right-hander Justin Verlander (1-3, 4.86) in the opener of a three-game set between the American League Central rivals on Tuesday at Comerica Park.


8/2/2015 | Long ball continues to pester Sanchez

Tigers starter Anibal Sanchez now ranks second in the American League in home runs allowed. He might lead the league in frustrations over them, after surrendering two to the Orioles in Detroit's 6-2 loss Saturday night.


8/1/2015 | Norris makes Tigers debut in finale vs. O's

On Sunday, the future arrives for the Tigers, with top pitching prospect Daniel Norris making the start against the Orioles in the finale of a four-game series. Baltimore counters with Ubaldo Jimenez, who has either been brilliant or blistered when facing the Tigers over the past few years.


8/1/2015 | Gausman slows Tigers as O's do the driving

The Orioles got a strong outing from right-hander Kevin Gausman and used home runs from Caleb Joseph and Manny Machado to record a 6-2 win over the Tigers in front of a soldout crowd at Camden Yards on Saturday night.


8/1/2015 | J.D. Martinez fouls ball off knee, day to day

Tigers right fielder J.D. Martinez left Saturday's game against the Orioles after fouling a second-inning pitch off his left knee.


8/1/2015 | V-Mart working to fix swing amid slump

Most of the Tigers were still rolling into Camden Yards as Victor Martinez stepped into the cage, taking extra batting practice early Saturday afternoon. His pitcher was manager Brad Ausmus, taking matters into his own hands.


8/1/2015 | Norris joins Tigers with eyes on playoff push

Left-hander Daniel Norris -- who was acquired from Toronto in the David Price trade -- is not looking at his Tigers debut as an audition for next year, but rather as a chance to make a difference for a club still in postseason contention.


8/1/2015 | Dombrowski embracing chance to restock farm

Dave Dombrowski recognized a challenge, embraced the opportunity and took a step in the right direction in the days leading up to Friday's non-waiver Trade Deadline.


8/1/2015 | Offense churning after Deadline shakeup

The Tigers' reboot finally took a piece out of Detroit's starting lineup Friday night. It did not seem to slow down the offense.


8/1/2015 | Two-day reboot reshapes Tigers' farm system

Tigers GM Dave Dombrowski and ownership agreed on Wednesday to be sellers at this year's Trade Deadline, trading away an ace starter, closer and top positional contributor to contending clubs. In their place are a half-dozen prospects that reshape Detroit's farm system, five of them pitchers.