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Jose Alvarez

ARLINGTON, TX - SEPTEMBER 28: Andrew Romine #7 of the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim throws to first during a baseball game against the Texas Rangers at Rangers Ballpark in Arlington on September 28, 2013 in Arlington, Texas.  (Photo by Sarah Glenn/Getty Images)

Tigers Trade Their Minor League Pitcher Of The Year, Jose Alvarez, To Angels For Shortstop Andrew Romine

Romine batted .259 in 47 games for the Angels in 2013. He played 17 games at shortstop, 24 at third and four at second.

CBS Detroit–03/21/2014

DETROIT, MI - MAY 01: Bruce Rondon #43 of the Detroit Tigers pitches in the seventh inning during the game against the Minnesota Twins at Comerica Park on May 1, 2013 in Detroit, Michigan. The Twins defeated the Tigers 6-2. (Photo by Leon Halip/Getty Images)

Tigers Agree To Terms With Eight Players

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

97.1 The Ticket–03/03/2014

DETROIT, MI - SEPTEMBER 17:  Jose Alvarez #52 of the Detroit Tigers reacts after getting the final out of the eighth inning while playing the Seattle Mariners at Comerica Park on September 17, 2013 in Detroit, Michigan. Detroit won the game 6-2.  (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)

Bolstered Bullpen Peaking As Tigers Head Toward Postseason

After significant shuffling and several additions, the bullpen looks ready for postseason play – just in time. Is the worrying over?

CBS Detroit–09/18/2013

DETROIT, MI - AUGUST 26: Jeremy Bonderman #38 of the Detroit Tigers pitches in the ninth inning of the game against the Oakland Athletics at Comerica Park on August 26, 2013 in Detroit, Michigan. The Athletics defeated the Tigers 8-6. (Photo by Leon Halip/Getty Images)

Tigers Recall Bonderman, Alvarez, C Holaday

The Detroit Tigers have recalled pitchers Jeremy Bonderman and Jose Alvarez and catcher Bryan Holaday from Triple-A Toledo.

97.1 The Ticket–09/04/2013

DETROIT, MI - JUNE 9:  Jose Alvarez #52 of the Detroit Tigers pitches against the Cleveland Indians in the sixth inning at Comerica Park on June 9, 2013 in Detroit, Michigan. Alvarez recorded his first major league win in the Tigers 4-1 victory over the Indians. (Photo by Duane Burleson/Getty Images)

Alvarez Could Be Saving Grace Against Angels

Not too often would rookie Jose Alvarez be considered a preferable option to Anibal Sanchez, a seven-year veteran with a 2.76 ERA.

CBS Detroit–06/26/2013

DETROIT, MI - APRIL 06: Prince Fielder #28 and Al Alburquerque #62 of the Detroit Tigers look to the first base umpire for a call against the New York Yankees at Comerica Park on April 6, 2013 in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo by Dave Reginek/Getty Images)

Tigers’ Slipping Starters Put Pressure On Bullpen

The bottom line is that Detroit starters have lasted just five innings or fewer in four of the last five games.

The last five starting pitching performances might have stripped some of that confidence – and with good reason.

CBS Detroit–06/26/2013

Jose Alvarez #52 of the Detroit Tigers pitches against the Cleveland Indians in the first inning at Comerica Park on June 9, 2013 in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo by Duane Burleson/Getty Images)

Red Sox-Tigers Preview 6-20-13

Detroit’s Jose Alvarez was impressive on the mound in his major league debut.

97.1 The Ticket–06/20/2013

Jose Alvarez #52 of the Detroit Tigers pitches against the Cleveland Indians in the first inning at Comerica Park on June 9, 2013 in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo by Duane Burleson/Getty Images)

Tigers’ Alvarez Draws Attention In First Big-League Start

Alvarez gave up just one run on three hits through six innings. He also recorded seven strikeouts on the way to a 4-1 victory over the Cleveland Indians.

CBS Detroit–06/10/2013