Detroit Tigers Player News: Last 24 hours, All Positions

News: Iglesias is not in the lineup Monday against the Astros, Chris McCosky of The Detroit News reports.
Impact: Iglesias, who is slashing just .200/.226/.308, will head to the bench after starting the last five games for the Tigers. Dixon Machado will draw the start at shortstop in his stead, batting ninth.
News: Sanchez accepted an optional assignment to Triple-A Toledo on Monday.
Impact: Sanchez has been dreadful out of the Tigers' bullpen this season, giving up 21 runs in as many innings of work. He'll head back to the minors to work out the kinks in his pitching, although his lengthy major-league experience could land him back in the big leagues fairly soon if he can figure things out against the decreased competition. Warwick Saupold was recalled to take his spot on the roster.
News: McCann is not in the lineup Monday against the Astros, Chris McCosky of The Detroit News reports.
Impact: Despite collecting hits in the past two games, McCann will head to the bench as the Tigers continue to ride the hot-hitting Alex Avila, who will draw the start behind the dish, batting second.
News: Saupold was recalled from Triple-A Toledo on Monday.
Impact: The Australian right-hander has been solid as a starter in the minors, posting a 2.90 ERA and 1.37 WHIP in seven starts with the Mud Hens. He'll claim the spot of recently demoted pitcher Anibal Sanchez, although it's unlikely that Saupold will fill anything larger than a middle-relief role.
News: Upton is not in the lineup Monday against the Astros, Chris McCosky of The Detroit News reports.
Impact: Upton will take a seat for the first time all month as the Tigers head south for a four-game series in Houston. Mikie Mahtook will draw the start in left field over Upton, while the 29-year-old will likely return to the lineup for Tuesday's contest.
News: Martinez was activated from the paternity list and is batting cleanup as the designated hitter Monday against the Astros, Chris McCosky of The Detroit News reports.
Impact: Martinez is back in the lineup after missing the last three games while on the paternity list. V-Mart, who is slashing .270/.228/.387 with 23 RBI through 137 at-bats this season, will face off against Brad Peacock in his return to the lineup.
News: Gose was assigned to High-A Lakeland on Monday, Evan Woodbery of MLive.com reports.
Impact: After going through a crash course on pitching at extended spring training, Gose has finally received the green light to make his season debut in affiliated ball. The Tigers will have Gose work primarily as a reliever in the lower minors, but the organization doesn't appear to be closing the door entirely on the 26-year-old playing the outfield. Gose's fastball had been previously clocked in the mid 90s, so if he's able to command his pitches well and develop his secondary offerings, he could move through the farm system quickly.
News: Rodriguez is regaining some of manager Brad Ausmus's trust and could work his way back into high-leverage situations, Ryan Zuke of MLive.com reports.
Impact: Rodriguez tossed scoreless innings on Friday and Sunday in Texas, and while that's a small sample, it's better than his previous results this season. "I would like to get him back in the (late-inning) mix, probably," Ausmus said. "If he can keep having outings like this, it makes it a lot easier to have a deeper bullpen." Justin Wilson has been outstanding as Detroit's closer, so K-Rod might be hard pressed to wrestle that role back. But he could be looking at some more holds and possibly some vultured wins if he pitches later in close games.
News: Cabrera went 3-for-4 with a double and an RBI in Sunday's loss to the Rangers.
Impact: Detroit had just seven total hits against Texas ace Yu Darvish and three relievers, so Cabrera didn't have much help from the rest of the lineup. After missing three straight games with an oblique strain at the end of last week, Cabrera looks healthy and locked in at the plate.
News: Kinsler (hamstring) went 1-for-5 with a leadoff home run in Sunday's loss to the Rangers.
Impact: Kinsler hit his fourth home run of the season in the first inning off Yu Darvish, but the Texas ace and his bullpen held Detroit to just one more run the rest of the way. Kinsler left Saturday's game early due to hamstring tightness, but it looks like all systems go for the veteran second baseman.
News: Avila went 1 for 3 Sunday as the Detroit Tigers fell to the Texas Rangers 5-2. He ended the game with a .380 batting average.
Impact: He's 9 for 19 in the last six games.
News: Alex Wilson allowed one hit and two walks without giving up a run in 1.0 inning as the Detroit Tigers lost to the Texas Rangers 5-2 on Sunday. Wilson did not strike out a batter, ending the game with a 1.47 ERA and 0.93 WHIP on the season.
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News: Boyd fell to 2-4, allowing four runs on 12 hits in 5.1 innings, as the Detroit Tigers lost to the Texas Rangers 5-2 on Sunday.
Impact: Boyd struck out three, ending the game with a 5.36 ERA and 1.68 WHIP on the season.
News: Justin Upton went 0 for 3 Sunday as the Detroit Tigers lost to the Texas Rangers 5-2. He ended the game with a .237 batting average.
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News: Andrew Romine went 1 for 3 Sunday as the Detroit Tigers lost to the Texas Rangers 5-2. Romine scored once. He ended the game with a .225 batting average.
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News: J.D. Martinez went 0 for 4 Sunday as the Detroit Tigers fell to the Texas Rangers 5-2. He ended the game with a .407 batting average.
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News: Cabrera went 3 for 4 with a double and an RBI Sunday as the Detroit Tigers lost to the Texas Rangers 5-2. He ended the game with a .265 batting average.
Impact: He is 6 for 12 with four RBIs in his last three games.
News: Ian Kinsler went 1 for 5 with a home run and an RBI Sunday as the Detroit Tigers lost to the Texas Rangers 5-2. The homer was his fourth of the season. He ended the game with a .246 batting average.
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News: Francisco Rodriguez did not allow a hit or walk in 1.0 scoreless inning as the Detroit Tigers lost to the Texas Rangers 5-2 on Sunday. Rodriguez did not strike out a batter, ending the game with a 7.16 ERA and 1.78 WHIP on the season.
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News: Blaine Hardy allowed one run on two hits and one walk in 1.0 inning as the Detroit Tigers lost to the Texas Rangers 5-2 on Sunday. Hardy did not strike out a batter, ending the game with a 3.38 ERA and 1.35 WHIP on the season.
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News: Shane Greene did not allow a hit or walk in 0.2 scoreless innings as the Detroit Tigers lost to the Texas Rangers 5-2 on Sunday. Greene struck out two, ending the game with a 1.35 ERA and 1.15 WHIP on the season.
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News: Justin Upton went 0 for 1 Monday as the Detroit Tigers fell to the Houston Astros 1-0. He ended the game with a .235 batting average.
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