Detroit Tigers

Alfredo Simon #31 of the Detroit Tigers pitches during game. FILE PHOTO (Photo by Ed Zurga/Getty Images)

Simon Delivers Ace-Level Performance, Also Entertains With Eephus

“It might have been the best outing we’ve had from him,” Tigers manager Brad Ausmus said after Tuesday’s win over the Twins.

CBS Detroit–05/13/2015

DETROIT, MI - OCTOBER 05:  Manager Brad Ausmus #7 of the Detroit Tigers reacts after loosing his challenge of a call in the second inning against the Baltimore Orioles during Game Three of the American League Division Series at Comerica Park on October 5, 2014 in Detroit, Michigan.  (Photo by Leon Halip/Getty Images)

Major League Teams Relying On Shift More Often

Besides the Rockies and Diamondbacks, other teams relying on the shift more often include Detroit (on pace for 532), Cincinnati (502) and San Diego (491).

97.1 The Ticket–05/13/2015

KANSAS CITY, MO - MAY 1:  Eric Hosmer #35 of the Kansas City Royals slides into home as he scores against Alex Avila #13 of the Detroit Tigers in the third inning on May 1, 2015 at Kauffman Stadium in Kansas City, Missouri. (Photo by Ed Zurga/Getty Images)

Avila Will Get Third Opinion On Knee; No Decision On Surgery Yet

“Alex is going to see Dr. Kyle Anderson … tomorrow for another evaluation,” Ausmus said. “We should know more tomorrow.”

CBS Detroit–05/12/2015

Ian Kinsler #3 of the Detroit Tigers - file photo. (Photo by Leon Halip/Getty Images)

Kinsler’s Hit Lifts Tigers Over Twins 2-1 In 10 Innings

Ian Kinsler’s RBI single in the bottom of the 10th inning lifted the Detroit Tigers to a 2-1 victory over the Minnesota Twins on Tuesday night.

97.1 The Ticket–05/12/2015

BALTIMORE, MD - OCTOBER 03:  Justin Verlander #35 of the Detroit Tigers walks back to the dugout after being relieved in the sixth inning against the Baltimore Orioles during Game Two of the American League Division Series at Oriole Park at Camden Yards on October 3, 2014 in Baltimore, Maryland.  (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)

Under Close Watch Of Tigers, Verlander Takes Another Step Toward Return With Latest Bullpen

Verlander said he will see how he feels Wednesday, but his immediate reaction was that the session went well.

CBS Detroit–05/12/2015

NEW YORK, NY - AUGUST 04:  Model Kate Upton attends the game against the New York Yankees as Justin Verlander #35 of the Detroit Tigers looks on from the bench at Yankee Stadium on August 4, 2014 in the Bronx borough of New York City.  (Photo by Mike Stobe/Getty Images)

Justin Verlander: ‘Everybody Assumes I Should Be Strapped To A Machine 24 Hours A Day’ [VIDEO]

Verlander also made a little non-throwing news last week when he sent out a social media message dedicated to all his haters.

97.1 The Ticket–05/12/2015

DETROIT, MI - APRIL 09:  J.D. Martinez #28 of the Detroit Tigers hits a two run RBI double in the fist inning in front of Chris Herrmann #12 of the Minnesota Twins at Comerica Park on April 9, 2015 in Detroit, Michigan.  (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)

J.D. Martinez Returns To Batting Fifth; Iglesias Back In Lineup

Martinez had recently been moved to the sixth spot because of struggles at the plate, but Ausmus said Martinez has turned a corner.

CBS Detroit–05/12/2015

DETROIT, MI - OCTOBER 28:  Paws, the mascot of the Detroit Tigers, poses after Game Four of the Major League Baseball World Series at Comerica Park on October 28, 2012 in Detroit, Michigan. The San Francisco Giants defeated the Detroit Tigers 4-3 in the tenth inning to win the World Series in 4 straight games.  (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)

Tigers Mascot PAWS To Deliver Personalized Majestic Jerseys For Father’s Day

Father’s Day only happens once a year; don’t miss out on a chance to show him he’s the Dad-of-the-year with a special delivery.

97.1 The Ticket–05/12/2015

DETROIT, MI - SEPTEMBER 06:  James McCann #34 of the Detroit Tigers catches during the seventh inning of the game against the San Francisco Giants at Comerica Park on September 6, 2014 in Detroit, Michigan. The Giants defeated the Tigers 5-4.  (Photo by Leon Halip/Getty Images)

McCann On The Spot For Tigers With Avila Injured

Alex Avila, Detroit’s regular catcher for the past few seasons, is dealing with a knee problem, and that means McCann will have to play a bigger role than expected at this early stage in his career.

97.1 The Ticket–05/11/2015

KISSIMMEE, FL - FEBRUARY 21:  J.D. Martinez #20 of the Houston Astros poses for a portrait during photo day on February 21, 2014 at Osceola County Stadium in Kissimmee, Florida.  (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)

MLB Shop Briefly Posts ‘Detroit Astros’ Shirt For Sale [PHOTO]

The official MLB online shop briefly sold a plus sized woman’s Astros t-shirt — the Detroit Astros, which was very quickly taken down.

97.1 The Ticket–05/11/2015