Batting statistics mean little in spring training, and the fields are sun-baked and hard.
Andy Dirks – Dirks had an OPS well above .800 in 2012 and well below .800 in 2013.
If the Tigers can continue to get contributions from all over its lineup and bullpen like it has the last couple of weeks, Detroit might see another World Series yet.
Once regarded as the insurmountable weakness of an otherwise World Series-bound team, the relief pitching of the Detroit Tigers is edging back toward respectability.
CBS Detroit’s Ashley Dunkak reported last week Rondon was “moving forward” after an underwhelming major league debut in April.
Since his underwhelming major league debut in April, Detroit Tigers pitching prospect Bruce Rondon has been working hard and looking good with the Triple-A Toledo Mud Hens.
1. Jose Valverde: Seems like he’s either gone today or right back out tonight pitching for his major league life.
A week ago, it looked like the Tigers were recalling their closer from the minor leagues.
Scott Diamond pitched six solid innings, and the Minnesota Twins got to Anibal Sanchez early in a 6-2 win over Detroit on Wednesday that snapped the Tigers’ five-game winning streak.
The Detroit Tigers have called up Bruce Rondon from Triple-A Toledo.