This time of year, the one constant is that Tigers President and GM Dave Dombrowski will make a deal.
Veras, who currently has an ERA of 2.93 and WHIP of 1.000 in 42 games this season, was acquired by the Tigers for Single-A outfielder Danry Vasquez, rated the team’s number four prospect.
Detroit Tigers general manager Dave Dombrowski said Sunday that the team can win with its current bullpen.
The Detroit Tigers have won just four of their past 11 games, dropping into a tie atop the AL Central with the Cleveland Indians, leading skipper Jim Leyland to go on the Morning Show and discuss what’s gone right and wrong of late.
Clearly, the Detroit Tigers have some solid relief pitchers. The question is whether they have enough.
Word came down around 5:30 Tuesday afternoon that former Detroit closer Jose Valverde was joining the team again.
From Class A to closer: Jose Valverde is returning to the Tigers.
Major League Baseball has created a task force that will study how to increase diversity in the game, especially among black players.
Spring training trades aren’t easy. Spring training trades for closers might be even tougher.
The Tigers may not have a closer issue yet, but they could be working toward one if hard-throwing 22-year-old Bruce Rondon doesn’t find the strike zone.