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Al Alburquerque

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 Is Moved To 60-Day DL

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.

97.1 The Ticket–04/25/2012

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)

Al Alburquerque Undergoes Surgery On Right Elbow

Alburquerque underwent a surgical procedure to have a screw inserted into his olecranon to stabilize a non-displaced stress fracture in his right elbow.

97.1 The Ticket–12/16/2011

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

Bullpen, Injuries Were Tigers’ Downfall

A thin bullpen, mainly because manager Jim Leyland couldn’t use Al Alburquerque as much as he would have liked, and a thick list of nicked-up players hurt the Tigers’ chances of overcoming Texas in their six-game American League Championship Series.

97.1 The Ticket–10/17/2011

(Photo by Jason Miller/Getty Images)

Detroit Tigers Roster Report 9-16-11

Al Alburquerque (sore right hip) was grimacing during his Sept. 14 outing. He won’t pitch in the Sept. 15-18 series at Oakland.

97.1 The Ticket–09/16/2011

Al Alburquerque. (Photo by Justin Edmonds/Getty Images)

Detroit Tigers Roster Report 8-23-11

Al Alburquerque (concussion) went on the seven-day disabled list Aug. 12.

97.1 The Ticket–08/23/2011

Al Alburquerque. (Photo by Justin Edmonds/Getty Images)

Tigers Reliever Alburquerque Out With Concussion

Tigers reliever Al Alburquerque will be out at least 10 more days because of lingering effects of a concussion sustained last week.

97.1 The Ticket–08/19/2011

Al Alburquerque. (Photo by Justin Edmonds/Getty Images)

Detroit Tigers Roster Report 8-19-11

Al Alburquerque (concussion) went on the seven-day disabled list Aug. 12. The Tigers hoped he could return by the weekend of Aug. 19.

97.1 The Ticket–08/19/2011

Al Alburquerque. (Photo by Justin Edmonds/Getty Images)

Tigers’ Reliever Alburquerque Could Be Out For A While

Detroit Tigers reliever Al Alburquerque was struck in the head by a line drive during batting practice and carted off the field at Camden Yards.

08/13/2011

Al Alburquerque. (Photo by Justin Edmonds/Getty Images)

Detroit Tigers Roster Report 7-29-11

Al Alburquerque (sore right elbow) was unavailable July 27-28. He is day-to-day.

97.1 The Ticket–07/29/2011

Al Alburquerque. (Photo by Justin Edmonds/Getty Images)

Detroit Tigers Roster Report 7-4-11

Al Alburquerque (right elbow soreness) was placed on the 15-day disabled list on July 1. The Tigers say it was precautionary and expect him back right after the All-Star break.

97.1 The Ticket–07/04/2011

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