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Al Alburquerque

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Phil Coke: ‘Of Course I Feel Like I Can Get The Job Done’

Brad Ausmus offered the well-worn caveat that relievers often find it harder to pitch in no-pressure situations than in close games.

CBS Detroit–04/07/2014

MINNEAPOLIS, MN - SEPTEMBER 23: Joaquin Benoit #53 of the Detroit Tigers reacts after giving up a solo home run to Brian Dozier (not pictured) of the Minnesota Twins during the ninth inning of the game on September 23, 2013 at Target Field in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The Twins defeated the Tigers 4-3 in eleven innings. (Photo by Hannah Foslien/Getty Images)

Leyland Says He Has No Issues With Bullpen, Believes In Benoit

The Detroit Tigers bullpen looks a bit like Jekyll and Hyde – perfectly capable and normal one day, downright frightening the next.

CBS Detroit–10/15/2013

DETROIT, MI - SEPTEMBER 17:  Jose Alvarez #52 of the Detroit Tigers reacts after getting the final out of the eighth inning while playing the Seattle Mariners at Comerica Park on September 17, 2013 in Detroit, Michigan. Detroit won the game 6-2.  (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)

Bolstered Bullpen Peaking As Tigers Head Toward Postseason

After significant shuffling and several additions, the bullpen looks ready for postseason play – just in time. Is the worrying over?

CBS Detroit–09/18/2013

Boston Red Sox v Detroit Tigers

Five Positives From The Tiger’s Series Against The Angels

It was three games of unwatchable baseball, unless you’re an Angels fan—the offense underperformed when it mattered, the bullpen was atrocious and Rick Porcello looked like the Rick Porcello we’ve known for the last two years.

97.1 The Ticket–06/28/2013

DETROIT, MI - APRIL 06: Al Alburquerque #62 of the Detroit Tigers pitches the baseball against the New York Yankees at Comerica Park on April 6, 2013 in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo by Dave Reginek/Getty Images)

Mud Hens Pitching Coach Praises Alburquerque Before Call-Up

Touted by his Toledo pitching coach A.J. Sager for becoming more and more consistent with every start for the Mud Hens, righty Al Alburquerque will now get to test his ability at the major league level.

CBS Detroit–06/21/2013

JUPITER, FL - FEBRUARY 22: Evan Reed #54 of the Miami Marlins poses for a photograph at spring training media photo day at Roger Dean Stadium on February 22, 2013 in Jupiter, Florida. (Photo by Chris Trotman/Getty Images)

Tigers Send Alburquerque Down, Call Up Reed

The Detroit Tigers have optioned right-hander Al Alburquerque to Triple-A Toledo and recalled right-hander Evan Reed.

97.1 The Ticket–05/16/2013

DETROIT, MI - OCTOBER 07: Al Alburquerque #62 of the Detroit Tigers pitches in the ninth inning during Game Two of the American League Divisional Series against the Oakland Athletics at Comerica Park on October 7, 2012 in Detroit, Michigan. The Tigers defeated the Athletics 5-4. (Photo by Leon Halip/Getty Images)

Leyland: Alburquerque’s Kiss Meant No Disrespect

Ideally, Jim Leyland would have everybody hug it out and play ball.

97.1 The Ticket–10/09/2012

DETROIT, MI - OCTOBER 07: Josh Reddick #16 of the Oakland Athletics celebrates with third base coach Mike Gallego #3 as Reddick rounds the bases on his solo home run in the top of the eighth inning during Game Two of the American League Division Series at Comerica Park on October 7, 2012 in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo by Jason Miller/Getty Images)

Josh Reddick Is A Whiner!

Oakland A’s Right fielder Josh Reddick has had a hell of a season!

97.1 The Ticket–10/08/2012

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)

Alburquerque Makes Progress In Elbow Rehab

Al Alburquerque has thrown to hitters in batting cages, and after a couple of live batting practice sessions, he could be cleared to begin a rehab assignment.

97.1 The Ticket–06/29/2012

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 Tigers Roster Report 4-30-12

Al Alburquerque (right elbow surgery in December 2011) went on the 15-day disabled list April 3, and he was transferred to the 60-day DL on April 24. He won’t be back with the Tigers before midseason.

97.1 The Ticket–04/30/2012

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