Just as they did during this season, the Detroit Tigers are trying to build a better bullpen.
Milwaukee Brewers reliever Francisco Rodriguez could be the answer for an ailing Detroit Tigers bullpen.
On Saturday, the Toledo Mud Hens rolled out one of the more unique baseball jersey’s I have ever seen.
It was three games of unwatchable baseball, unless you’re an Angels fan—the offense underperformed when it mattered, the bullpen was atrocious and Rick Porcello looked like the Rick Porcello we’ve known for the last two years.
Detroit Tigers fans may not have seen the last of Jose Valverde after all.
Clearly, the Detroit Tigers have some solid relief pitchers. The question is whether they have enough.
Touted by his Toledo pitching coach A.J. Sager for becoming more and more consistent with every start for the Mud Hens, righty Al Alburquerque will now get to test his ability at the major league level.
After much speculation as to his role on the Detroit Tigers, former closer Jose Valverde has been designated for assignment.
“For me it hasn’t been difficult because I’m alive, I have my kids, I have my family, my friends,” Valverde said in Spanish. “What happens on the field stays on the field.”
Valverde proceeded to give up two singles, a two-RBI double and a home run.