PHOENIX, AZ - JULY 21:  Joe Nathan #36 of the Detroit Tigers delivers a pitch in the ninth inning against the Arizona Diamondbacks at Chase Field on July 21, 2014 in Phoenix, Arizona. Detroit won 4-3. (Photo by Norm Hall/Getty Images)

Teammates Agree Joe Nathan One Of The Best Closers Ever

If his career is over, Nathan will be remembered by teammates not for his troublesome 2014 season but for everything that came before that.

CBS Detroit–04/24/2015

Former Detroit Tigers player Lou Whitaker speaks to the fans during the celebration of the 30th Anniversary of the 1984 World Series Championship team prior to the game against the Oakland Athletics at Comerica Park on June 30, 2014 in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo by Leon Halip/Getty Images)

‘Sweet Lou’ Back In Town For Honors During Weekend At The Ballpark

The Detroit Tigers are hosting the annual Negro Leagues Weekend starting this evening at Comerica Park.

CBS Detroit–04/24/2015

CLEVELAND, OH - APRIL 11: Miguel Cabrera #24 of the Detroit Tigers celebrates in the dugout after scoring during the ninth inning against the Cleveland Indians at Progressive Field on April 11, 2015 in Cleveland, Ohio.(Photo by Jason Miller/Getty Images)

After Tough Tigers Loss, Cabrera, Martinez & Iglesias Kick Back At Red Wings Playoff Game [PHOTOS]

Justin Verlander was also at the Wings game, but it appears he was too cool to sit with his teammates.

97.1 The Ticket–04/24/2015

PITTSBURGH, PA - APRIL 13:  Anibal Sanchez #19 of the Detroit Tigers pitches against the Pittsburgh Pirates during the Opening Day game at PNC Park on April 13, 2015 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.  (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)

Some Tigers Miffed By Timing Of Balk Call Against Sanchez, But Ausmus Says Ump Got It Right

“The first time they didn’t say anything,” Perez said. “Nobody said nothing until their hitter and their third base coach said something.

CBS Detroit–04/23/2015

DETROIT, MI - APRIL 23: Detroit Tigers manager Brad Ausmus #7 argues the balk call by third base umpire Gerry Davis during the sixth inning of the game on April 23, 2015 at Comerica Park in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo by Leon Halip/Getty Images)

Yankees Top Tigers 2-1 On McCann’s RBI In 8th Inning

Brian McCann drove in Jacoby Ellsbury with the tie-breaking run in the eighth inning and the New York Yankees held on to beat the Detroit Tigers 2-1 on a chilly Thursday afternoon.

97.1 The Ticket–04/23/2015

Joe Nathan #36 of the Detroit Tigers pitches. FILE (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images)

After Season-Ending Injury, Joe Nathan, 40, Aiming For Comeback [VIDEO]

“I am preparing myself to come back and be a major league player again.”

CBS Detroit–04/23/2015

DETROIT, MI - APRIL 6:  Joe Nathan #36 of the Detroit Tigers greets teammates during the pregame introductions prior to the start of the Opening Day game against the Minnesota Twins at Comerica Park on April 6, 2015 in Detroit, Michigan. The Tigers defeated the Twins 4-0. (Photo by Leon Halip/Getty Images)

Tigers Closer Nathan Out For Year With Torn Elbow Ligament

Tigers closer Joe Nathan will miss the rest of the season with a torn ligament in his pitching elbow.

97.1 The Ticket–04/23/2015

KANSAS CITY, MO - JULY 13:  Ian Krol #46 of the Detroit Tigers throws in the seventh inning against the Kansas City Royals on July 13, 2014 at Kauffman Stadium in Kansas City, Missouri. (Photo by Ed Zurga/Getty Images)

Tigers Send Ian Krol To Toledo, Bring Up Alex Wilson

Krol pitched two scoreless innings for Detroit in Wednesday’s blowout loss to the New York Yankees.

CBS Detroit–04/23/2015

Pitcher David Price #14 of the Detroit Tigers pitches against the Chicago White Sox during the second inning at Comerica Park on April 17, 2015 in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo by Duane Burleson/Getty Images)

Yankees Pound Price, Tigers In 13-4 Rout

Price allowed 8 runs and 10 hits in 2 1-3 innings, his second straight terrible start against the Yankees.

97.1 The Ticket–04/22/2015

DETROIT, MI - APRIL 6: Joe Nathan #36 of the Detroit Tigers celebrates the final out during the Opening Day game against the Minnesota Twins at Comerica Park on April 6, 2015 in Detroit, Michigan. The Tigers defeated the Twins 4-0. (Photo by Leon Halip/Getty Images)

Bad News For Joe Nathan: More Tests After Arm ‘Pop’

“I thought he was real close,” Ausmus said. “I think he thought he was close until that one pitch.”

CBS Detroit–04/22/2015