Detroit Tigers Player News: Last 24 hours, All Positions

News: Fulmer (6-6) allowed just one run on two hits and four walks while striking out eight over seven innings but still took the loss Friday against the Padres.
Impact: This marks two straight consecutive starts for Fulmer, a good bounce back after he allowed five runs in consecutive starts May 27 and June 2, both against the White Sox. Eight strikeouts marks Fulmer's best since he struck out nine over eight innings on May 5 against the Athletics. Even though it was a loss, Fulmer showed electric stuff, a good sign that he's back on the rise.
News: Castellanos was scratched from Friday's game with lower back tightness.
Impact: The Tigers will replace Castellanos at third base with Dixon Machado. It doesn't sound at this point like the injury is anything serious. Considering Castellanos hasn't had a full day off since May 26, the rest will probably be welcome anyway.
News: The Tigers have released Rodriguez following another poor outing on Thursday.
Impact: The 35-year-old was removed from the closer's role in May and had his season ERA rise to 7.92 after allowing a game-breaking grand slam to Robinson Cano in the Tigers' 9-6 loss at Seattle. Rodgriguez was in the final season of a three-year, $17 million contract the six-time All-Star signed with the Brewers in 2015, prior to his trade to Detroit in December of that year.
News: Martinez (heart) has been cleared to return Tuesday and will not require a rehab assignment, Evan Woodbery of MLive.com reports.
Impact: The Tigers begin a homestand with a series against the Royals on Tuesday. The fact that Martinez doesn't need to worry about playing the field was likely the deciding factor behind the Tigers deciding against a rehab assignment. Either way, it's good to see the irregular heartbeat issue Martinez has been dealing with isn't going to keep him off the field much longer.
News: Den Dekker was called up Friday by the Tigers.
Impact: In a corresponding move to Alex Presley's concussion which landed him on the 7-day DL, den Dekker is headed back to the majors for the first time this season. He is hitting .247/.280/.481 with Triple-A New Orleans, but hasn't played in the big leagues since recording 19 appearances with the Nationals last year. He will likely earn some time on the field due to the sheer amount of injuries that Detroit has suffered in the outfield recently.
News: Rondon was promoted by the Tigers on Friday prior to their game against Boston.
Impact: Following the release of reliever Francisco Rodriguez, Detroit brought Rondon up from Triple-A Toledo. Rondon hasn't pitched for the Tigers since early April, when he allowed six earned runs combined during his last two appearances, without managing to record two outs in either contest. He will get another chance with the team, but the 26-year-old needs to improve in order to stay up for any prolonged period of time.
News: Presley was placed on the 7-day concussion DL on Friday.
Impact: Presley will land on the DL following his crash with the wall during Thursday's game. In his place, the team has recalled outfielder Matt den Dekker from Triple-A Toledo while Presley recovers.
News: Rodriguez was let go Friday, prior to the contest against the Padres.
Impact: The Tigers decided to cut ties with the longtime closer following a season and a half of Rodriguez's duties. Throughout the course of this season, the 35-year-old has posted a 7.82 ERA with a 23:11 K:BB over 25.1 innings of work. There is a solid chance that Rodriquez latches on with a contender looking for a spark in the bullpen, especially since he provided solid numbers during the 2016 campaign with Detroit.
News: Presley has been placed on the 7-day concussion disabled list after he was injured in Thursday's loss at Seattle.
Impact: Presley sustained the injury when he collided with the outfield wall during Detroit's 9-6 defeat. The 31-year-old had received the majority of Detroit's starts in center field since being promoted in the minors in late May. Andrew Romine and Mikie Mahtook figure to man the spot until Presley returns.
News: Daniel Norris fell to 4-5, allowing five runs on five hits and three walks in 6.0 innings, as the Detroit Tigers lost to the Seattle Mariners 9-6 on Thursday. Norris struck out five, ending the game with a 4.66 ERA and 1.58 WHIP on the season.
Impact: Norris had won each of his previous two starts but received a wealth of run support in each. The inconsistent 24-year-old will next pitch Wednesday at home against the Royals, a team he allowed three runs to in a five-inning no-decision on May 29.
News: Ian Kinsler went 2 for 5 with a home run and two RBIs Thursday as the Detroit Tigers fell to the Seattle Mariners 9-6. The homer was his eighth of the season. Kinsler stole a base. He ended the game with a .254 batting average.
Impact: Kinsler went deep for a third consecutive game and hit safely for the 11th time in his past 12 contests, a stretch in which he's batting .300 (15 for 50) with four homers, eight RBIs and 11 runs scored. The 35-year-old is showing some speed as well, having stolen three bases in his last three outings.
News: Miguel Cabrera went 2 for 4 with a home run and two RBIs Thursday as the Detroit Tigers fell to the Seattle Mariners 9-6. The homer was his eighth of the season. He ended the game with a .271 batting average.
Impact: The star slugger broke out of a 1-for-14 slump by producing his third homer in his last eight games. Cabrera has for the most part been his usual self of late, as he's batting .302 (13 for 43) with eight extra-base hits and nine runs scored over an 11-game stretch.
News: Nicholas Castellanos went 2 for 3 with a double Thursday as the Detroit Tigers fell to the Seattle Mariners 9-6. Castellanos scored once. He ended the game with a .234 batting average.
Impact: Castellanos recorded a second straight two-hit game and is having a strong June after putting together a miserable May. He's hitting .306 with four homers and 12 RBIs in 19 games this month, a considerable improvement from the .175 average and .505 OPS he posted in May.
News: Jose Iglesias went 0 for 4 with an RBI Thursday as the Detroit Tigers lost to the Seattle Mariners 9-6. He ended the game with a .255 batting average.
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News: Justin Upton went 1 for 4 with an RBI Thursday as the Detroit Tigers fell to the Seattle Mariners 9-6. He ended the game with a .269 batting average.
Impact: Upton continues to drive in runs with proficiency, as his 26 RBIs since May 31 are tied for second in the majors. He's batting .342 (26 for 76) with five home runs during that time frame and is currently on a seven-game hitting streak.
News: Alex Avila went 1 for 4 with a double Thursday as the Detroit Tigers lost to the Seattle Mariners 9-6. Avila scored once. He ended the game with a .313 batting average.
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News: John Hicks went 1 for 4 with a double Thursday as the Detroit Tigers lost to the Seattle Mariners 9-6. Hicks scored once. He ended the game with a .306 batting average.
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News: J.D. Martinez went 1 for 4 with a double Thursday as the Detroit Tigers lost to the Seattle Mariners 9-6. Martinez scored once. He ended the game with a .305 batting average.
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News: Cabrera went 2-for-4 with a two-run home run in Thursday's loss to the Mariners.
Impact: Cabrera has missed some time with groin and oblique injuries, and the slugging first baseman has just eight home runs so far after launching 38 last year. His .820 OPS is also more than 100 points below his 2016 mark. However, Cabrera's track record suggests that he could go on a hot streak at any moment.
News: Kinsler went 2-for-5 with a home run and two RBI in Thursday's loss to the Mariners.
Impact: Kinsler is on a power surge, as the second baseman has home runs in three straight games and four out of his last seven. Despite missing some time with a hamstring injury, Kinsler could make a run at the 28 home runs he hit a season ago if he keeps this type of performance up.
News: Presley underwent concussion tests Thursday after crashing into the center field wall, Chris McCosky of The Detroit News reports.
Impact: McCosky speculated that there'd be some roster movement coming Friday, which may mean those examinations revealed that Presley indeed has a concussion. Perhaps it'll mean JaCoby Jones will resurface with the big club if Presley has to miss time.