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Top Jason Foley News

  • Tigers' Jason Foley: Earns third win

    Foley (3-3) pitched around a hit and a walk to record a clean inning of relief and earn the win Tuesday against the Royals. He struck out one.

    Foley got into a little bit of trouble but managed to escape, thanks in large part to a double-play grounder off the bat of Bobby Witt. The righty reliever has been solid all season for the Tigers with a 2.65 ERA, and he leads the team with 28 holds. He's also managed to record seven saves, giving him some fantasy value here and there.

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  • Tigers' Jason Foley: Records another save Saturday

    Foley pitched a scoreless ninth inning with two strikeouts to record the save in Saturday's 4-3 win over the Guardians.

    Foley now has seven saves this season, with three of them coming in his last four appearances as he's taken over as Detroit's primary closer, displacing Alex Lange. Foley has a strong 2.63 ERA overall, though his ERA in August sits at 4.32, in part due to allowing three earned runs in an outing Wednesday. As long as the righty displays better command than Lange and avoids blowups, he should stick as the team's top option for saves.

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  • Tigers' Jason Foley: Escapes with sixth save

    Foley recorded his sixth save of the season in the first game of Friday's doubleheader against the Guardians, giving up a run on two hits while striking out one in the ninth inning.

    Steven Kwan led off the final frame with a triple, but Foley had a three-run cushion to work with and was able to minimize the damage. Alex Lange continues to deal with control issues, posting an 8:10 K:BB through 4.1 innings in August, but Foley is facing his own struggles as the next man up in the closer role. Foley has been tagged for four runs on six hits, including two homers, in his last two appearances.

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  • Tigers' Jason Foley: Notches fifth save

    Foley gave up one hit over 1.2 scoreless innings of relief Saturday to record his fifth save of the season in a 6-2 win over the Red Sox.

    Beau Brieske started the eighth inning protecting a five-run lead, but after a Justin Turner homer and two singles, Foley was brought in to shut down the rally with the tying run on deck. The right-hander's power sinker proved to be too much for Boston's hitters, producing four groundball outs -- including a game-ending double play -- plus an infield pop-up. Alex Lange has walked nine batters in his last three appearances and appears to be in danger of losing his grip on Detroit's closer role, and while Foley is in the mix to replace him, manager A.J. Hinch might be leaning toward a committee approach instead. Since Lange's last save July 23, four different Tigers relievers -- Brieske with two, and Foley, Tyler Holton and Jose Cisnero with one each -- have collected a save.

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  • Tigers' Jason Foley: Back from bereavement list

    Foley was reinstated from the bereavement list Saturday.

    Foley had been away from the team since Tuesday. Trey Wingenter was called up to take his spot in the bullpen at that time and will return to the minors now that Foley is ready to go.

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  • Tigers' Jason Foley: Placed on bereavement list

    The Tigers placed Foley on the bereavement list Tuesday, Evan Woodbery of MLive.com reports.

    Foley will be allowed to miss up to seven games as he mourns the passing of his grandmother. Trey Wingenter will come up from Triple-A Toledo to take Foley's place in Detroit's bullpen.

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  • Tigers' Jason Foley: Earns fourth save

    Foley picked up the save in Thursday's 3-0 victory over Kansas City, working around a hit in a scoreless inning.

    After Alex Lange worked two of Detroit's previous three games, Foley was called upon Thursday to protect a three-run lead in the ninth inning. The 27-year-old right-hander worked around a leadoff single, coaxing a double-play ball off the bat of Salvador Perez to earn his fourth save of the season. While Lange seems to have steadied himself as the Tigers' closer, Foley has been good in a setup role, pitching to a 2.13 ERA with a 1.06 WHIP and 37:9 K:BB across 42.1 innings this year.

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  • Tigers' Jason Foley: Goes two innings for save

    Foley picked up the save in Sunday's 6-4 win over the Twins. He allowed one hit while striking out four over two scoreless innings.

    Foley got the Tigers out of a jam in the eighth inning, then tossed a perfect ninth to pick up his third save of the campaign and his first since April 25. Though Foley has operated in high-leverage situations all year as a setup man for closer Alex Lange, he has struggled when given the opportunity to pick up saves, blowing two of his five chances this season.

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  • Tigers' Jason Foley: Takes second loss

    Foley (2-2) blew the save and took the loss in Sunday's 7-5 loss against the Diamondbacks. He allowed four runs on four hits and a walk over one inning.

    Foley had a chance to earn his first save since April 25 as he was called upon to protect a two-run lead in the ninth inning. After recording the first out, he allowed the next three Diamondbacks to reach safely before Christian Walker roped a two-out double, putting the Tigers behind 6-5 and ultimately handing Foley the loss. The 27-year-old Foley had allowed just one earned run in his last 11.2 innings prior to Sunday's outing. He still sports a solid 2.63 ERA, 1.13 WHIP and 22:6 K:BB through 27.1 innings this season. With Alex Lange struggling, the Tigers may give Foley another shot in the ninth.

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  • Tigers' Jason Foley: Secures second save

    Foley fired 1.1 scoreless innings and recorded two strikeouts to earn the save Tuesday in Milwaukee.

    The 27-year-old recorded the final out of the eighth inning and retired the side in order during the ninth with ease, taking advantage of the fact Alex Lange was apparently unavailable after he pitched each of the previous two days. Foley and Lange now have two saves apiece this season, though Lange should still be considered the favorite to close since he's dominated work in the ninth inning (seven appearances).

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  • Tigers' Jason Foley: Takes first loss Friday

    Foley (0-1) allowed a run on two hits while not retiring a batter to take the loss Friday against the Orioles.

    Foley worked the bottom of the ninth inning in a 1-1 game and promptly allowed singles to Ryan Mountcastle and Anthony Santander. With runners on first and third, a fielder's choice by Adam Frazier ended the game. Foley has still been solid this year with a 2.25 ERA and a save across nine appearances, though the struggling Detroit offense generally makes the margin of error fairly slim for the pitching staff.

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  • Tigers' Jason Foley: Notches first career save

    Foley struck out one in a perfect ninth inning during the second game of Tuesday's doubleheader to record his first career save in a 1-0 win over the Guardians.

    Alex Lange picked up the win in the matinee, so Foley got the call in the nightcap and breezed through the top of the Cleveland order, striking out Jose Ramirez to end the game. The right-hander has arguably been Detroit's most effective reliever so far in 2023, posting a 1.13 ERA and 8:3 K:BB through eight innings with three holds, and if Lange falters as closer, Foley could be the next man up in the role.

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  • Tigers' Jason Foley: Figures to have prominent role

    Foley figures to have a prominent relief role for the Tigers this season with several key members of last year's bullpen departing in the offseason, Evan Woodbery of MLive.com reports.

    Gregory Soto is the most significant departure, as the lefty led the Tigers in saves last year. However, Joe Jimenez, Michael Fulmer and Andrew Chafin are also gone. That leaves the likes of Foley, Alex Lange and Jose Cisnero in a position to take on more prominent roles, though it's unclear who might emerge as the closer. Foley recorded a 3.88 ERA and 1.38 WHIP across 60.1 innings in 2022. However, he only tallied 43 strikeouts in that time, so the righty doesn't profile as an overpowering pitcher, which could make him more of a setup option.

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Player Bio

HT/WT: 6-4, 215 lbs
Birthplace: Manhasset, NY
Age: 28
Experience: 2
Bats/Throws: R, R