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This Week In Baseball: Can Cabrera Be The New Home Run King?

Let the comparisons begin. Miguel Cabrera hit his 400th home run over the weekend against the St. Louis Cardinals.

05/19/2015

CLEVELAND, OH - SEPTEMBER 1: Tyler Collins hits a three-run home run during the ninth inning against the Cleveland Indians at Progressive Field on September 1, 2014 in Cleveland, Ohio. The Tigers defeated the Indians 12-1. (Photo by Jason Miller/Getty Images)

Report: Tigers Calling Up Tyler Collins

In 18 games for the Tigers last season, Collins had a batting average of .250 and an on-base percentage of .280.

CBS Detroit–05/19/2015

DETROIT, MI - MAY 18:  Carlos Gomez #27 of the Milwaukee Brewers is congratulated by Khris Davis #18 of the Milwaukee Brewers after hitting a solo homer run against the Detroit Tigers in the first inning at Comerica Park on May 18, 2015 in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo by Duane Burleson/Getty Images)

Gomez Leads Brewers Over Tigers, 3-2

Carlos Gomez led off the game with a home run and added a tiebreaking single in the seventh inning to lift the Milwaukee Brewers to a 3-2 victory over the Detroit Tigers on Monday night.

97.1 The Ticket–05/18/2015

BALTIMORE, MD - OCTOBER 03:  Justin Verlander #35 of the Detroit Tigers throws a pitch in the first 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 Patrick Smith/Getty Images)

Verlander Feeling Good After 45-Pitch Bullpen, Most Intense One Yet

“Probably getting pretty close to a sim game,” starting pitcher Justin Verlander said Monday after he threw a 45-pitch bullpen at Comerica.

CBS Detroit–05/18/2015

DETROIT, MI - JUNE 19: Manager Brad Ausmus #7 of the Detroit Tigers watches their game against the Kansas City Royals during the first inning at Comerica Park on June 19, 2014 in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo by Duane Burleson/Getty Images)

For More Skippers, No Prior Managing Experience Required

“You have to be open-minded to evolving changes,” said Dombrowski, who hired Ausmus to replace Jim Leyland in 2014.

97.1 The Ticket–05/18/2015

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Always Be Looking For High Performers At Thin Fantasy Positions

Catcher and the three infield positions are often the most difficult to find good players on your fantasy teams, because the talent pool is so shallow. If you don’t grab a stud at those positions early in your draft, you may get stuck with a revolving door of middling players all season long.

05/16/2015

ST. LOUIS, MO - MAY 15: Miguel Cabrera #24 of the Detroit Tigers hits a two-run home run against the St. Louis Cardinals in the seventh inning at Busch Stadium on May 15, 2015 in St. Louis, Missouri.  (Photo by Dilip Vishwanat/Getty Images)

Cabrera Homers, Tigers Beat Cardinals, 10-4

Cabrera hit his 399th career homer and third in two games in the seventh inning off Mitch Harris, tying Andres Galarraga for most by a Venezuelan-born player.

97.1 The Ticket–05/15/2015

MINNEAPOLIS, MN - APRIL 27: Joakim Soria #38 and Alex Avila #13 of the Detroit Tigers celebrate a win of the game against the Minnesota Twins on April 27, 2015 at Target Field in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The Tigers defeated the Twins 5-4. (Photo by Hannah Foslien/Getty Images)

The Tigers Bullpen Is Actually…Decent [BLOG]

Manager Brad Ausmus’ bullpen-by-committee style is working so far for the Detroit Tigers in 2015.

97.1 The Ticket–05/15/2015

CLEVELAND, OH - APRIL 11: Right fielder J.D. Martinez #28 of the Detroit Tigers catches a fly ball hit by Mike Aviles #4 of the Cleveland Indians during the first inning at Progressive Field on April 11, 2015 in Cleveland, Ohio.(Photo by Jason Miller/Getty Images)

Day-To-Day With Low Back Tightness, J.D. Martinez Will Be Designated Hitter Thursday

Victor Martinez, who usually hits behind Miguel Cabrera, is getting a day off.

CBS Detroit–05/14/2015

MINNEAPOLIS, MN - APRIL 27: Joakim Soria #38 and Alex Avila #13 of the Detroit Tigers celebrate a win of the game against the Minnesota Twins on April 27, 2015 at Target Field in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The Tigers defeated the Twins 5-4. (Photo by Hannah Foslien/Getty Images)

Avila Will Avoid Surgery; No Immediate Timetable For Return

“I can’t give you an exact time frame, [but] it’s certainly shorter than what they expect if he’d have had surgery,” Ausmus said.

CBS Detroit–05/14/2015

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