The Tigers have put left-handed reliever Phil Coke on the 15-day disabled list and have recalled right-hander Jose Ortega from Triple-A Toledo.
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“I enjoy every game anyways, but there’s something different and special about it about it here in the city of Motown,” Coke said.
Eduardo Escobar’s two-run double with one out in the ninth inning lifted the Minnesota Twins to a 3-2 victory over the Detroit Tigers on Wednesday.
The Tiger’s first game of the 2013 season was encouraging.
“They’re the face of the city and they represent the citizens or the people of Detroit, so it’s very good to socialize with your neighbors,” he said.
Of course, as players were interviewed at the Tigers caravan, we had to find out if any player had a reaction to the Manti Te’o hoax story — and pitcher Phil Coke was just the player to go to.
The Detroit Tigers today announced the club has agreed to 2013 contracts with righthanded pitchers Doug Fister and Rick Porcello, lefthanded pitcher Phil Coke, catcher Alex Avila and outfielders Brennan Boesch and Austin Jackson.
The Tigers returned to Detroit early Friday morning and are now facing an uphill battle after losing the first two games of the World Series to the San Francisco Giants.