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10/18/2016 | Tigers going in 'younger, leaner' direction

Changes are coming to the Tigers. Taken in itself, that statement Tuesday from general manager Al Avila isn't new. It's the way the Tigers are approaching change that is dramatically different.

10/17/2016 | Tigers facing decision with Maybin

The disappointment of a season's end was still hitting Cameron Maybin two weeks ago when the question of whether the center fielder would like to return to the Tigers came up. He didn't hesitate.

10/15/2016 | Jones sets tone for Rafters with three-run homer

Fresh off of his first taste of the Major Leagues, JaCoby Jones is playing like a big leaguer in this year's Arizona Fall League. He came out of the gate swinging on Saturday afternoon with a first-inning home run to help power Salt River in a 9-4 win over Glendale at Camelback Ranch.

10/14/2016 | Tigers' Greiner mashes in Fall League victory

Grayson Greiner, the Tigers' No. 26 prospect, provided all the offensive firepower the Salt River Rafters needed Friday in a 5-2 victory over the Peoria Javelinas in the Arizona Fall League.

10/13/2016 | Watch Arizona Fall League tilt on

Fans can get a glimpse of the future on Thursday, as top prospects from 10 different Major League teams will be on display when the Mesa Solar Sox take on the Salt River Rafters in an Arizona Fall League contest that will be streamed live on at 3:35 p.m. ET.

10/12/2016 | J.D. Martinez hitting his stride in Detroit

J.D. Martinez doesn't mind talking about his past. He doesn't mind talking about feeling hurt, and a bit depressed when the worst team in baseball gave up on him.

10/12/2016 | Verlander, Fulmer deliver 1-2 punch in starting rotation

Justin Verlander has been where Michael Fulmer is now.

10/12/2016 | Manning, Burrows headline Tigers instructs

The Tigers instructional league included the organization's top three prospects: Matt Manning, Beau Burrows and Christin Stewart.

10/10/2016 | MLB Pipeline names Stewart, Jimenez Tigers' Prospects of the Year

A couple weeks after the Tigers named Christin Stewart and Joe Jimenez their organizational player and pitcher of the year, honored the slugging outfielder and overpowering closer as their Tigers Prospects of the Year.

10/8/2016 | Ausmus' staff returning except hitting coach Joyner

The Tigers announced on Saturday that bullpen coach Mick Billmeyer, third-base coach Dave Clark, pitching coach Rich Dubee, bench coach Gene Lamont, defensive coordinator Matt Martin and first-base coach Omar Vizquel will return to the Tigers' coaching staff in 2017. Wally Joyner, who served as Detroit's hitting coach from 2014-16, is not returning as the hitting coach in 2017, as he is interested in pursuing other interests in the game of baseball.

10/5/2016 | Tigers end speculation, pick up Ausmus' option

Brad Ausmus will be back for a fourth year as the Tigers' manager. The team picked up the option for the final season on his original contract Wednesday.

10/4/2016 | With solid core, Tigers eye deep run in '17

As the Tigers smarted from their disappointing loss on Sunday, Ian Kinsler's mind was already turning on what could've been done different.

10/3/2016 | Verlander, Miggy powered late-season surge

When Tigers manager Brad Ausmus addressed the clubhouse in the wake of Sunday's 1-0 loss to the Braves, he had every reason to lament a postseason chase fallen short. He opted to focus on the journey they undertook to get there.

10/3/2016 | Miggy excelled in stretch run, excited for future

Miguel Cabrera never played with Jose Fernandez, but the tragic death of the Marlins' pitcher in Cabrera's offseason hometown of Miami hit him hard. It still resonates with him. It also left him with a lesson.

10/3/2016 | Torrid finish earns Miggy AL Player of Week, Month

Tigers slugger Miguel Cabrera has been named both American League Player of the Week and AL Player of the Month for September/October.

10/2/2016 | Vintage Verlander not quite enough for Tigers

Justin Verlander stepped up again with the Tigers' season on the line. It was a fitting performance for a season that summoned memories of his younger greatness, when he ended postseason series.

10/2/2016 | Tigers' comeback story has unhappy ending

The Tigers spent most of the weekend pondering three- and four-team Wild Card tiebreakers, a makeup game against Cleveland, and a possible week-long stretch of a different road game in every city. Then suddenly, their season was over. The only place they're going is home -- not Detroit, but to their homes.

10/2/2016 | Tigers to address Ausmus' future this week

The setup came during a question about reliever Bruce Rondon, and whether his strong finish in a variety of roles might lead to a set role for him next season. Manager Brad Ausmus didn't miss the punchline. "You might want to ask whoever's managing next year," Ausmus quipped.

10/2/2016 | Miggy, J.D. miss out on golden opportunities

The Tigers had their struggles against Braves starter Aaron Blair, and their own bullpen in the sixth and seventh. And yet, for all the hand-wringing about situations in a 5-3 loss to the Braves that cost them control of their postseason fate, they had the scenario they wanted in the eighth with a 5-2 deficit.

10/2/2016 | Tigers need a victory, help and a map

Tigers manager Brad Ausmus held his postgame media session after Saturday night's 5-3 loss to the Braves like a husband watching a game on television while his wife is trying to talk to him from another room. He was listening, but his attention was diverted.

10/1/2016 | J-Up posts 30-HR season the hard way

Sometime during Justin Upton's early-season struggles, Tigers manager Brad Ausmus claims he made a prediction.

10/1/2016 | Norris settles into rotation with late surge

Daniel Norris grew up in Johnson City, Tenn., but he spent an important part of his childhood at Turner Field. With 6 2/3 innings of one-run ball and eight strikeouts Friday against the Braves, the Tigers' lefty quickly growing up as a pitcher, too.

10/1/2016 | Tigers chase WC spot as Braves close Turner Field

With simultaneous starts across the Majors on the final day of the regular season, Turner Field will be at the center of attention one last time Sunday afternoon as the Tigers and Braves play the final game at the 20-year-old ballpark. Detroit needs a win to keep its slim American League Wild Card hopes alive.

10/1/2016 | Tigers fall to Braves, 1 1/2 back of WC

The Tigers' control of their postseason destiny slipped from their grasp Saturday as they swung and missed at Aaron Blair curveballs. The Braves' rookie starter held Detroit's offense to two runs and 10 strikeouts over six-plus innings, allowing Atlanta's offense to wear down Detroit's bullpen for a 5-3 win Saturday night at Turner Field.

10/1/2016 | Miggy's hitting tear a catalyst for surging Tigers

Miguel Cabrera will have stretches when he seemingly cannot be stopped as a hitter. When they're early in the season, such as 34 swings without missing over a week-and-a-half in May, they're a sign of the hitter he is. When they're late in the year, like when he won the batting title with a groin tear in 2013, or played through a broken foot in 2014, they're a reminder of what Cabrera can do when the moment is biggest.