The bullpen is still a problem. It’s going to be a problem for the team in the future.
The Detroit Tigers tonight selected centerfielder Derek Hill from Elk Grove High School in Elk Grove, Calif. with their first pick (23rd overall) in the 2014 Major League Baseball First-Year Player Draft.
Robbie Ray, a rookie filling in for 2013 ERA champion Anibal Sanchez, certainly made the most of his two starts in the big leagues.
Hanrahan pitched in just nine games in 2013 before undergoing Tommy John surgery.
Hanrahan recorded ERAs of 2.70 or better in three of four seasons before missing most of last season because he needed Tommy John surgery.
Ray will take the spot of 2013 ERA champion Anibal Sanchez, who is on the 15-day disabled list with a laceration on his middle finger.
Shortly before the start of a spring training game last month, Dave Dombrowski paused briefly to sign a few autographs for fans.
Reaction to the Miguel Cabrera contract has been swift and divided.
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Less than a week after Max Scherzer rejected their offer, the Tigers sealed a much bigger deal with a much more established superstar.
A late move could still be made that bumps the rookie back down, but only six days remain until Opening Day.