Detroit Tigers catcher James McCann said the team has moved past thinking the Cleveland Indians were stealing signs Saturday.
McCann said it’s on the Tigers to figure out what happened and prevent the Indians and other teams from figuring out what a pitcher is going to throw.
Tigers starter Justin Verlander gave up a career-high nine earned runs in a 13-6 loss to the Indians on Saturday.
“(Saturday) he had some of his best stuff he’s had all year and sure didn’t look like it the way they were taking their swings,” McCann said. “He’s had his best slider he’s had all year. His curveball was good.
“His fastball – shoot some of the fastballs they hit for home runs were 96 miles an hour up in the zone and in. It’s not easy to pull it the way they were pulling it.
Asked if he thought Verlander could be tipping his pitches, Manager Brad Ausmus said: “Could be. Hitters are always trying to find an edge on pitchers and looking for a pitcher tipping is standard operating procedure. I can’t tell if it is or isn’t.
“Only the Indians can tell you that and they probably won’t.”
Ausmus acknowledged he spent Sunday morning looking over the video with Verlander. “I’m not going to tell you if I found anything,” Ausmus said.
The Tigers used multiple signs, even with nobody on base.
“It’s got to be something beyond that,” McCann said. “We’ve kind of exhausted that side of it.
• First baseman Miguel Cabrera hopes to play Tuesday when the team opens a three-game series against the Tampa Bay Rays in St. Petersburg, Florida.
Cabrera left Sunday’s game against Cleveland in the eighth inning with lower back tightness and planned to get treatment on it Monday.
ATHLETICS: Right-hander Kendall Graveman was put on the 10-day disabled list with a strained right shoulder. The Athletics also announced shortstop Marcus Semien will have wrist surgery.
The procedure on Semien’s right wrist is scheduled for Tuesday and will include inserting a screw to help heal a broken bone.
Graveman started opening day in place of the injured Sonny Gray and began the season 2-0 with a 2.00 ERA in his first three starts. But he exited after just five innings and 74 pitches Friday against Houston, and Manager Bob Melvin said afterward the pitcher couldn’t get loose.
GIANTS: Outfielder Jarrett Parker was placed on the 10-day disabled list a day after breaking his collarbone by slamming into the fence while catching a fly ball.
Manager Bruce Bochy said Parker, who is hitting .143 in nine games this season, had surgery Sunday and will miss about 8 to 10 weeks.
CUBS: Right-hander Carl Edwards Jr. was activated from the bereavement list ahead of Monday night’s series opener against Milwaukee. Edwards has pitched 42/3 scoreless innings in five appearances, allowing one hit, walking three and striking out four.