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Alburquerque Is Moved To 60-Day DL

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DETROIT, MI - OCTOBER 04:  Al Alburquerque #62 of the Detroit Tigers throws a pitch against the New York Yankees in the eighth inning of Game Four of the American League Division Series at Comerica Park on October 4, 2011 in Detroit, Michigan.  (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)

DETROIT, MI – OCTOBER 04: Al Alburquerque #62 of the Detroit Tigers throws a pitch against the New York Yankees in the eighth inning of Game Four of the American League Division Series at Comerica Park on October 4, 2011 in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)

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–RHP Al Alburquerque was placed on the 60-day disabled list Tuesday, opening a spot on the Tigers’ 40-man roster for a possible future player addition Alburquerque had offseason surgery to insert a screw at the tip of his right elbow to stabilize a non-displaced bone fracture. Alburquerque has resumed throwing, and he could be able to return to active duty around the All-Star break.

–C Alex Avila hasn’t been the consistently hot hitter he was a year ago, but Tuesday night he hit a big two-run home run. The blast into the ivy beyond the center field fence brought the Tigers to within a run of the Mariners at 4-3. He had a chance to tie the score with a hit in the eighth, as Detroit had runners at second and third, but he struck out on a 95 mph fastball.

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