Before moving to Detroit in May 2013, Ashley covered Kansas State football and men’s basketball for three years as a correspondent for the Associated Press. Before working for the AP, she wrote for the Kansas State Collegian, where she also spent time as a copy editor and sports editor. Overall, she compiled hundreds of sports stories on her way to graduating. She minored in Spanish and economics along with majoring in journalism, but writing has always been her passion.
At age 13, she emailed her dad a recap of a Kansas City Chiefs game, and he responded that she should think about becoming a sports writer. Almost a decade later, she is living the dream, and she could not be more thrilled to be doing so in a great sports town like Detroit.
Last season Detroit’s bullpen had an ERA of 4.29, ranked 27th in the major leagues.
Ausmus said the power Castellanos shows in practice should eventually manifest more in games, but he needs to work on his pitch selection.
“You can tell just by watching hitters’ reactions on certain pitches how nasty he’s going to be,” pitching coach Jeff Jones said.
Dombrowski told reporters about the transaction after he, Al Avila, Jeff Jones and Brad Ausmus brought Smith in to give him the news.
Detroit Tigers manager Brad Ausmus gave an update Thursday on first baseman Miguel Cabrera.
“When you set goals like that and … remind yourself of them constantly, it opens your eyes to see how many goals you can actually reach.”
McCann starts spring training with a new perspective. Essentially, he knows now more than ever that he belongs.
In the first season with Ausmus at the helm, the Tigers ranked seventh in the majors in stolen bases, up from 30th the previous season.
While the concept of pitch framing is nothing new, what is more recent is the quantification of it, and the Tigers have taken notice.
While the Tigers have high hopes for McCann, they also like what they have seen over a span of time with Avila and Holaday.