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DETROIT, MI - JULY 12:  Drew Smyly #33 of the Detroit Tigers pitches against the Texas Rangers in the ninth inning at Comerica Park on July 12, 2013 in Detroit, Michigan. The Tigers defeated the Rangers 7-2. (Photo by Duane Burleson/Getty Images)

Drew Smyly Back To Bullpen (For Now)

Smyly pitched out of the bullpen in 2013, recording an ERA of 2.37 as the most reliable reliever for the Tigers last season.

CBS Detroit–04/04/2014

DETROIT, MI - OCTOBER 16:  Doug Fister #58 of the Detroit Tigers throws the first pitch against the Boston Red Sox in the first inning of Game Four of the American League Championship Series at Comerica Park on October 16, 2013 in Detroit, Michigan.  (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

Bruce Rondon Injury Makes Iffy Doug Fister Trade Look Even Worse [BLOG]

If fans did not like the Doug Fister trade initially, many can lament it now more than ever.

CBS Detroit–03/21/2014

BOSTON, MA - OCTOBER 19: Don Kelly #32 of the Detroit Tigers catches a popup fly hits a by David Ortiz #34 of the Boston Red Sox during Game Six of the American League Championship Series at Fenway Park on October 19, 2013 in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

Kelly Grand Slam Leads Tigers Over Blue Jays 18-4

Don Kelly hit a grand slam and Austin Jackson and Ian Kinsler also homered to lead a Detroit Tigers’ split squad over the Toronto Blue Jays 18-4 Tuesday.

97.1 The Ticket–03/19/2014

BOSTON, MA - OCTOBER 13: Drew Smyly #33 of the Detroit Tigers pitches against the Boston Red Sox during Game Two of the American League Championship Series at Fenway Park on October 13, 2013 in Boston, Massachusetts.

Drew Smyly Cements Tigers’ Rotation As Lone Lefty

Drew Smyly, a strong setup man in the Tigers’ bullpen, moves back into the starting rotation.

03/11/2014

DETROIT, MI - SEPTEMBER 22: Alex Avila #13 of the Detroit Tigers scrambles for the loose ball during the fifth inning of the game against the Chicago White Sox at Comerica Park on September 22, 2013 in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo by Leon Halip/Getty Images)

The FOUR Key Tigers for 2014

We already know the x-factors for the Tigers – Nick Castellanos, Ian Kinsler and Drew Smyly.

97.1 The Ticket–03/06/2014

DETROIT, MI - SEPTEMBER 15: Drew Smyly #33 of the Detroit Tigers pitches in the eight inning during the game against the Kansas City Royals at Comerica Park on September 15, 2013 in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo by Leon Halip/Getty Images)

Tigers Agree To Terms With Seven Players

The Detroit Tigers today announced the club has agreed to terms with the following seven players on contracts for the 2014 season

97.1 The Ticket–02/24/2014

ARLINGTON, TX - SEPTEMBER 29:  Joe Nathan #36 of the Texas Rangers throws against the Los Angeles Angels in the 9th inning at Rangers Ballpark in Arlington on September 29, 2013 in Arlington, Texas.  (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

Report: Tigers Want Joe Nathan Or Brian Wilson, Expect Drew Smyly To Be Starter

Just as they did during this season, the Detroit Tigers are trying to build a better bullpen.

CBS Detroit–11/13/2013

BOSTON, MA - OCTOBER 13: The Boston Red Sox celebrate after defeating the Detroit Tigers 6-5 in Game Two of the American League Championship Series at Fenway Park on October 13, 2013 in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Jim Rogash/Getty Images)

Bullpen Blues Continue As Tigers Waste Early 5-Run Lead

The Detroit Tigers worked hard during the season to shore up their vulnerable bullpen, and despite those efforts, a lack of dependable relief arms took a dramatic toll Sunday.

CBS Detroit–10/14/2013

DETROIT, MI - MAY 28: Joaquin Benoit #53 of the Detroit Tigers pitches in the ninth inning during the game against the Pittsburgh Pirates at Comerica Park on May 28, 2013 in Detroit, Michigan. The Pirates defeated the Tigers 1-0. (Photo by Leon Halip/Getty Images)

Leyland Comfortable With Bullpen

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–07/11/2013

DETROIT, MI - JUNE 4:  Phil Coke #40 of the Detroit Tigers pitches against the Tampa Bay Rays in the ninth inning at Comerica Park on June 4, 2013 in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo by Duane Burleson/Getty Images)

Detroit Tigers’ Bullpen Depth Could Jeopardize Postseason Run

Clearly, the Detroit Tigers have some solid relief pitchers. The question is whether they have enough.

CBS Detroit–06/24/2013

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