Ausmus, Tigers Heading Into 2016 With 'Much, Much Stronger Bullpen'The bullpen’s performance isn’t exactly a favorite topic of manager Brad Ausmus, either. He knows it was shaky at best, brutally bad at times, and inconsistent always.
Tigers Purchase Contract of Luis Cessa; Decline Option On NathanThe Detroit Tigers today announced the club has purchased the contract of righthanded pitcher Luis Cessa from Triple A Toledo.
Report: Joe Nathan Undergoes Tommy John SurgeryExactly one week after tearing his UCL and flexor tendon during a rehab appearance, reliever Joe Nathan underwent Tommy John surgery,
Teammates Agree Joe Nathan One Of The Best Closers EverIf his career is over, Nathan will be remembered by teammates not for his troublesome 2014 season but for everything that came before that.
Top 5 Detroit Sports Quotes Of The WeekMike Babcock on the Red Wings mindset in this series vs Tampa Bay: “The idea in a series is to race to 4 and not play to 7. Our preparation has to be clearest
After Season-Ending Injury, Joe Nathan, 40, Aiming For Comeback [VIDEO]"I am preparing myself to come back and be a major league player again."
Tigers Closer Nathan Out For Year With Torn Elbow LigamentTigers closer Joe Nathan will miss the rest of the season with a torn ligament in his pitching elbow.
Bad News For Joe Nathan: More Tests After Arm 'Pop'"I thought he was real close," Ausmus said. "I think he thought he was close until that one pitch."
Nathan Hopes To Come Off Disabled List Friday If Rehab Stint Goes Well"One day, it literally feels like you may never pitch again, and then one day you can," Detroit Tigers closer Joe Nathan said Tuesday.
Bringing Up Blaine Hardy Easy Choice For Tigers"I had my high hopes, knowing if I do my job I'll make it back," Hardy said. "I didn't know I wasn't even going to get to pitch in Toledo."
Soria, Chamberlain Expect Smooth Transition Into Closer, Setup RolesBrad Ausmus said Joakim Soria will take over the closer role for Nathan, and Chamberlain and Ian Krol could be used in the setup role.
Tigers Place Nathan On 15-Day Disabled List; Soria Will Close In His AbsenceAusmus said Nathan felt okay before he pitched Monday, but when Nathan threw Wednesday, Ausmus could tell the elbow was troubling Nathan.