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PHOENIX, AZ - JULY 21:  Joe Nathan #36 of the Detroit Tigers delivers a pitch in the ninth inning against the Arizona Diamondbacks at Chase Field on July 21, 2014 in Phoenix, Arizona. Detroit won 4-3. (Photo by Norm Hall/Getty Images)

Teammates Agree Joe Nathan One Of The Best Closers Ever

If his career is over, Nathan will be remembered by teammates not for his troublesome 2014 season but for everything that came before that.

CBS Detroit–04/24/2015

SUNRISE, FL - MARCH 19: Head coach Mike Babcock of the Detroit Red Wings directs the players during a break in action against the Florida Panthers in the third period at the BB&T Center on March 19, 2015 in Sunrise, Florida. The Panthers defeated the Red Wings 3-1. (Photo by Joel Auerbach/Getty Images)

Top 5 Detroit Sports Quotes Of The Week

Mike 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

97.1 The Ticket–04/23/2015

Joe Nathan #36 of the Detroit Tigers pitches. FILE (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images)

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.”

CBS Detroit–04/23/2015

DETROIT, MI - APRIL 6:  Joe Nathan #36 of the Detroit Tigers greets teammates during the pregame introductions prior to the start of the Opening Day game against the Minnesota Twins at Comerica Park on April 6, 2015 in Detroit, Michigan. The Tigers defeated the Twins 4-0. (Photo by Leon Halip/Getty Images)

Tigers Closer Nathan Out For Year With Torn Elbow Ligament

Tigers closer Joe Nathan will miss the rest of the season with a torn ligament in his pitching elbow.

97.1 The Ticket–04/23/2015

DETROIT, MI - APRIL 6: Joe Nathan #36 of the Detroit Tigers celebrates the final out during the Opening Day game against the Minnesota Twins at Comerica Park on April 6, 2015 in Detroit, Michigan. The Tigers defeated the Twins 4-0. (Photo by Leon Halip/Getty Images)

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.”

CBS Detroit–04/22/2015

DETROIT, MI - APRIL 6: Alex Avila #13 of the Detroit Tigers and Joe Nathan #36 celebrate a win over the Minnesota Twins on Opening Day at Comerica Park on April 6, 2015 in Detroit, Michigan. The Tigers defeated the Twins 4-0. (Photo by Leon Halip/Getty Images)

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.

CBS Detroit–04/21/2015

TORONTO, CANADA - AUGUST 8: Blaine Hardy #65 of the Detroit Tigers delivers a pitch in the sixth inning during MLB game action against the Toronto Blue Jays on August 8, 2014 at Rogers Centre in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. (Photo by Tom Szczerbowski/Getty Images)

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.”

CBS Detroit–04/10/2015

BALTIMORE, MD - OCTOBER 03:  Joakim Soria #38 of the Detroit Tigers throws a pitch in the eighth inning against the Baltimore Orioles during Game Two of the American League Division Series at Oriole Park at Camden Yards on October 3, 2014 in Baltimore, Maryland.  (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)

Soria, Chamberlain Expect Smooth Transition Into Closer, Setup Roles

Brad Ausmus said Joakim Soria will take over the closer role for Nathan, and Chamberlain and Ian Krol could be used in the setup role.

CBS Detroit–04/09/2015

DETROIT, MI - APRIL 6:  Joe Nathan #36 of the Detroit Tigers greets teammates during the pregame introductions prior to the start of the Opening Day game against the Minnesota Twins at Comerica Park on April 6, 2015 in Detroit, Michigan. The Tigers defeated the Twins 4-0. (Photo by Leon Halip/Getty Images)

Tigers Place Nathan On 15-Day Disabled List; Soria Will Close In His Absence

Ausmus said Nathan felt okay before he pitched Monday, but when Nathan threw Wednesday, Ausmus could tell the elbow was troubling Nathan.

CBS Detroit–04/08/2015

LAKELAND, FL - FEBRUARY 28: Joe Nathan #36 of the Detroit Tigers poses for a photo during the Tigers' photo day on February 28, 2015 at Joker Marchant Stadium in Lakeland, Florida. (Photo by Brian Blanco/Getty Images)

Joe Nathan Weighs In On Experts With Low Expectations For The 2015 Tigers [VIDEO]

“Has anyone ever been right?” Nathan wondered.

97.1 The Ticket–04/06/2015

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