Brayan Villarreal

DETROIT, MI - APRIL 10: Brayan Villarreal #60 of the Detroit Tigers reacts after walking Mark DeRosa #16 of the Toronto Blue Jays with the bases loaded scoring Melky Cabrera #53 in the seventh inning of the game at Comerica Park on April 10, 2013 in Detroit, Michigan. The Blue Jays defeated the Tigers 8-6. (Photo by Leon Halip/Getty Images)

Villarreal Out After Slipping In Shower, Bonderman Expected To Be In Bullpen

Jeremy Bonderman could be available for the Tigers’ bullpen. Brayan Villarreal, not so much.

CBS Detroit–07/24/2013

DETROIT, MI - APRIL 11: Doug Fister #58 of the Detroit Tigers celebrates with teammate Rick Porcello #21 in the dugout during the game against the Toronto Blue Jays at Comerica Park on April 11, 2013 in Detroit, Michigan. The Tigers defeated the Blue Jays 11-1.(Photo by Leon Halip/Getty Images)

The Ups And Downs Of The First Week Of Tiger Baseball

After nine games, the Tigers are 5-4.

97.1 The Ticket–04/11/2013

TORONTO, CANADA - JULY 28: Bryan Villarreal #60 of the Detroit Tigers delivers a pitch during MLB game action against the Toronto Blue Jays on July 28, 2012 at Rogers Centre in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. (Photo by Tom Szczerbowski/Getty Images)

Tigers’ Villarreal Glad Family Safe After Robbery

Brayan Villarreal was sitting at a Red Lobster restaurant when he was texted by his mother that there was danger at his home in Venezuela.

97.1 The Ticket–03/05/2013

Brayan Villarreal #60 of the Detroit Tigers throws a pitch while playing the Kansas City Royals at Comerica Park on April 8, 2011 in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)

Brayan Villarreal’s Family Center Of Kidnapping Scheme In Venezuela

A scary experience for Tigers pitcher Brayan Villarreal who learned his family’s home was attacked by three armed robbers in Venezuela, who threatened to kidnap his relatives in the future.

97.1 The Ticket–03/03/2013

CLEVELAND, OH - SEPTEMBER 16:   Brayan Villarreal #60 of the Detroit Tigers pitches against the Cleveland Indians during their game on September 16, 2012 at Progressive Field in Cleveland, Ohio.   The Indians defeated the Tigers 7-6.  (Photo by David Maxwell/Getty Images)  *** Local Caption *** Brayan Villarreal

The 2012 ‘Pound-For-Pound’ Awards

In boxing — remember boxing? — a frequent debate-kindling topic is who’s the best “pound-for-pound” fighter in the world. So why not, now that baseball-less winter is descending upon us, apply this tidy conversation-starter to […]

97.1 The Ticket–11/05/2012

Brayan Villarreal #60 of the Detroit Tigers throws a pitch while playing the Kansas City Royals at Comerica Park on April 8, 2011 in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)

Villarreal Emerges As A Crucial Middle Man

Al Alburquerque is on the disabled list, but Brayan Villarreal is filling his role nicely.

97.1 The Ticket–06/14/2012

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Tigers Option Schlereth To Triple-A

The Detroit Tigers sent left-handed reliever Daniel Schlereth to Triple-A Toledo after Wednesday night’s 16-9 loss to the New York Mets and recalled right-hander Brayan Villarreal.

97.1 The Ticket–06/30/2011

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Villarreal Giving Tiger Bullpen As Assist

So, only 60 pitchers in major league history have gotten an out without throwing a pitch and one of them, rookie Brayan Villarreal, has all of a half-dozen games of big league experience.

97.1 The Ticket–04/14/2011

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Villarreal’s Easy Outing: 1 Out, No Pitches

Brayan Villarreal pitched a third of an inning – without actually throwing a pitch.

97.1 The Ticket–04/13/2011

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