Let’s face it. The Tigers have a problem. They don’t have a closer.
Tigers starter Rick Porcello fell to 2-3 despite a quality start in Sunday’s loss to Baltimore.
J.P. Arencibia hit a three-run double in the seventh inning, and the Toronto Blue Jays rallied from a five-run deficit to beat the Detroit Tigers 8-6 on Wednesday.
It seems like Tigers fans everywhere are relieved as Rick Porcello has been named as the 5th starter.
There were three big stories at Tigers Spring Training coming into this season.
He’s striking out a batter per inning, while still having not issued a walk through four spring starts.
Porcello gave up three hits and struck out four. He has fanned 14 without a walk this spring, and has a 2.08 ERA.
Remember Rick Porcello? That tall lanky kid who was a pitcher for the Tigers, he wore #48? He’s gone.
Several teams, including the Detroit Tigers, are looking at Cubs reliever Carlos Marmol, according to ESPNChicago.com’s Bruce Levine.
The Texas Rangers asked about Detroit Tigers right-handed pitcher Rick Porcello on Monday, according to ESPNNewYork.com’s Adam Rubin.