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DETROIT, MI - JULY 12:  Drew Smyly #33 of the Detroit Tigers pitches against the Texas Rangers in the ninth inning at Comerica Park on July 12, 2013 in Detroit, Michigan. The Tigers defeated the Rangers 7-2. (Photo by Duane Burleson/Getty Images)

Drew Smyly Back To Bullpen (For Now)

Smyly pitched out of the bullpen in 2013, recording an ERA of 2.37 as the most reliable reliever for the Tigers last season.

CBS Detroit–04/04/2014

BALTIMORE, MD - APRIL 3: Jonny Gomes #5 of the Boston Red Sox congratulates Will Middlebrooks #16 for scoring the team's fourth run in the sixth inning against the Baltimore Orioles on April 3, 2014 at the Oriole Park at Camden Yards in Baltimore, Maryland. The Red Sox won 4-3. (Photo by Mitchell Layton/Getty Images)

Orioles Fall To Red Sox 4-3, Lose Opening Series

If nothing else, the opening series of the regular season provided the Baltimore Orioles a good look at what could be their main source of competition this year.

97.1 The Ticket–04/04/2014

DETROIT, MI - APRIL 02: Max Scherzer #37 of the Detroit Tigers warms up between the second and third innings while playing the Kansas City Royals at Comerica Park on April 2,  2014 in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)

Scherzer Sizzles In First Start, Tosses Eight Shutout Innings In Win

The first time new Detroit Tigers manager Brad Ausmus met starting pitcher Max Scherzer, the hurler told Ausmus he would always be honest with him.

97.1 The Ticket–04/02/2014

DETROIT, MI - APRIL 02: Ian Kinsler #3 of the Detroit Tigers celebrates with teammates after his 10th inning game winning single to beat the Kansas City Royals 2-1 at Comerica Park on April 2,  2014 in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)

Replays Result In Two Calls Overturned In Favor Of Tigers

The ruling made first-time major league manager Brad Ausmus 2-for-2 for the day on challenges.

CBS Detroit–04/02/2014

DETROIT, MI - MARCH 31:  Alex Gonzalez #28 of the Detroit Tigers singles to left field scoring Tyler Collins #72 in the bottom of the ninth inning to defeated the Kansas City Royals on Opening Day  at Comerica Park on March 31, 2014 in Detroit, Michigan. The Tigers defeated the Royals 4-3.  (Photo by Leon Halip/Getty Images)

Ausmus Switches Up Lineup, Putting Collins Second, Hunter Fifth

New Tigers manager Brad Ausmus explained the changes before the game Wednesday.

CBS Detroit–04/02/2014

NEW YORK, NY - JULY 23: Bobby Parnell #39 of the New York Mets deliver a pitch in the ninth inning against the Atlanta Braves on July 23, 2013 at Citi Field in the Flushing neighborhood of the Queens borough of New York City.The New York Mets defeated the Atlanta Braves 4-1. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

Mets’ Parnell Has Partially Torn Elbow Ligament

Mets closer Bobby Parnell has a partially torn elbow ligament after just 25 pitches this season and might need surgery.

97.1 The Ticket–04/02/2014

LAKELAND, FL - FEBRUARY 23:  Max Scherzer #37 of the Detroit Tigers poses for a portrait during photo day on February 23, 2014 at Joker Marchant Stadium in Lakeland, Florida.  (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)

Even Cy Young Winner Max Scherzer Not Immune To Detroit Potholes

Even Scherzer, however, cannot escape the perils of the infamous Detroit potholes.

CBS Detroit–04/01/2014

DUNEDIN, FL - MARCH 22:  Detroit Tigers manager Brad Ausmus wacthes the action from the dugout during the spring training game against the Toronto Blue Jays at Florida Auto Exchange Stadium on March 22, 2014 in Dunedin, Florida.  (Photo by Leon Halip/Getty Images)

Brad Ausmus Says Instant Replay Might Prevent Him From Going Earl Weaver

Just as veteran outfielder Torii Hunter feared back in August, instant replay may mean no more manager arguments, at least for Brad Ausmus.

CBS Detroit–04/01/2014

SCOTTSDALE, AZ - FEBRUARY 25: Don Baylor coach of the Arizona Diamondbacks looks on during a spring training game against the San Francisco Giants at Scottsdale Stadium on February 25, 2011 in Scottsdale, Arizona. (Photo by Rob Tringali/Getty Images)

Don Baylor Breaks Femur In Freak Accident [VIDEO]

I figured posting this video is only fitting for me.

97.1 The Ticket–04/01/2014

PITTSBURGH, PA - MARCH 31: Former Pittsburgh Pirate MVP Barry Bonds (L) hugs manager Clint Hurdle #13 of the Pittsburgh Pirates during Opening Day at PNC Park on March 31, 2014 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Justin K. Aller/Getty Images)

Mixed Reaction For Bonds In Pittsburgh Homecoming

Barry Bonds spent a portion of Monday morning driving around Pittsburgh, marveling at the changes he’s seen in the city since baseball’s career home run king bolted for San Francisco more than two decades ago.

97.1 The Ticket–04/01/2014

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MLB Preseason Power Rankings

It’s tough to keep up with all the action in the MLB. Here’s what to look for this year as baseball gets under way.

Prince Fielder #28 of the Detroit Tigers reacts after he was called out at home plate by umpire Dan Iassogna in the second inning against the San Francisco Giants during Game Two of the Major League Baseball World Series at AT&T Park on October 25, 2012 in San Francisco, California. (Credit: Jason O. Watson/Getty Images)

Prince Fielder’s ‘Almost’ Run In World Series Game 2

Detroit Tigers’ Prince Fielder reacts after he was tagged out by catcher Buster Posey of the San Francisco Giants during the second inning of Game Two of the World Series.

Detroit Tigers Depart Detroit For San Francisco

Detroit Tigers Depart For World Series In San Francisco

WWJ’s Mike Campbell snapped some shots of Detroit Tigers and their families before they boarded the plane.

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