Think of the Rule 5 draft as a bet Major League Baseball teams make on behalf of their future selves. It's not a huge bet.
There are two prospects in a tier of their own atop Kiley McDaniel's updated list.
— Matt Olson scored from second base on a fielding error by Detroit third baseman Jeimer Candelario with two outs in the ninth inning, rallying the Oakland Athletics past the Tigers 3-2 on Sunday for their eighth straight win.
— Matt Olson, Aramís García and Mark Canha each homered and the Oakland Athletics shut out the Detroit Tigers for a second straight game, 7-0 on Saturday for their seventh win in a row.
— Frankie Montas allowed two hits in six sharp innings and the Oakland Athletics won their sixth straight game by beating the Detroit Tigers 3-0 on Friday night.
— Stephen Piscotty and Matt Olson homered to back Sean Manaea's first victory of the season, and the Oakland Athletics won their fifth straight game by beating the Detroit Tigers 8-4 on Thursday night.
The Dodgers remain a clear No. 1 at the top -- but there is plenty of movement after that.
— Michael Fulmer earned his first win since 2018 and the Detroit Tigers built a big lead before holding off the short-handed Houston Astros 6-4 Wednesday night for a three-game sweep.
— Wilson Ramos hit two home runs and Renato Núñez and rookie Akil Baddoo each homered for the second straight game as the Detroit Tigers slugged their way to an 8-2 win over the Houston Astros on Tuesday night.
— Rookie Casey Mize tossed seven scoreless innings for his first career win and fellow rookie Akil Baddoo homered again as the Detroit Tigers got a 6-2 win over the Houston Astros on Monday night in manager A.J. Hinch’s first trip to Houston since he...
Back in Houston for the first time since the sign-stealing scandal that rocked baseball and cost him his job as Astros manager, AJ Hinch, now with the Tigers, says he has to "focus on the good things that happened here."
— Logan Allen recovered from a bumpy first inning to get his first win with Cleveland and the Indians completed a three-game sweep Sunday with a 5-2 win over the Detroit Tigers, who could be without slugger Miguel Cabrera for a while.
The Tigers placed Miguel Cabrera on the 10-day IL with a left biceps strain and selected the contract of infielder Renato Nunez.
— Aaron Civale allowed just three hits while dominating Detroit over 7 2/3 innings and was backed by five home runs, including Jordan Luplow's three-run shot, as the Cleveland Indians pounded the Tigers 11-3 on Saturday night.
Tigers starter Julio Teheran could miss significant time with a strained shoulder suffered while warming up for a start Friday night.
— Franmil Reyes homered twice and Zach Plesac pitched seven dominant innings after getting an early lead to give the Cleveland Indians a 4-1 win Friday night over the Detroit Tigers, who scratched starter Julio Teheran just before the first pitch.
Detroit Tigers starter Julio Teheran felt tightness in his right triceps while warming up for Friday's game against the Indians and was shut down as a precaution.
— Jordan Luplow hit a two-run homer to cap a four-run seventh inning, and the Cleveland Indians overcame a home run by Akil Baddoo on the first pitch of his first major league at-bat to beat the Detroit Tigers 9-3 on Sunday.
— Julio Teheran pitched through trouble in his Detroit debut, and the Tigers beat the Cleveland Indians 5-2 on Saturday.
The Tigers say pitching coach Chris Fetter has rejoined the team and will travel on its upcoming trip.
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— Jorge Polanco hit a two-run double in the sixth inning and the Minnesota Twins held off Akil Baddoo and the Detroit Tigers 3-2 on Wednesday.
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Akil Baddoo is already a cult hero in Detroit. He homered on the first pitch he saw in the majors in his first game, hit a grand slam in his second and hit a walk-off single in his third. He was a rule 5 pick from the Twins after having Tommy John surgery early in the 2019 season. Maybe the Tigers unearthed a gem -- exactly the kind of player a rebuilding team needs to find.
— Akil Baddoo added another big hit in this charmed start to his big league career, lining an RBI single in the bottom of the 10th inning to give the Detroit Tigers a 4-3 victory over the Minnesota Twins on Tuesday.