Pitcher Ryan Dempster has decided not to play this season – he will be placed on the restricted list and not be paid his salary of $13.25 million.
The Boston Red Sox are one victory away from winning the World Series.
Dropping ALCS Game Six to the Red Sox may have been a blow to Tigers fans, but Detroit beat Boston big in another battle.
A grand slam by Boston’s Shane Victorino ended the American League Championship Series run for the Detroit Tigers, losing to the Red Sox 5-2 on Saturday night.
The Tigers had runners on the corners with no outs and were primed to break the game open.
“It makes no sense to me that your best players are hitting behind Prince Fielder, it doesn’t make sense to me,” Foster said.
Cabrera and Fielder both struck out swinging with runners at the corners to end the eighth inning as the Boston Red Sox held on to beat the Tigers 1-0 Tuesday for a 2-1 lead in the AL championship series.
As he was escorted out for throwing the ball on the field, the man allegedly waved to a Detroit fan and said, “bye-bye Trayvon.”
A former Red Sox prospect, Sanchez will start the best-of-seven series opener at Fenway Park against Boston left-hander Jon Lester.
The closest John Farrell would come to expressing a preference between Oakland and Detroit is to note that one is kind of far away.