Rick Porcello

DETROIT, MI - MAY 28: Rick Porcello #21 of the Detroit Tigers pitches in the first innng of the game against the Pittsburgh Pirates at Comerica Park on May 28, 2013 in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo by Leon Halip/Getty Images)

Rick Porcello Should Be The Tigers Closer

Let’s face it. The Tigers have a problem. They don’t have a closer.

97.1 The Ticket–06/03/2013

DETROIT, MI - MAY 28: Rick Porcello #21 of the Detroit Tigers pitches in the second innng of the game against the Pittsburgh Pirates at Comerica Park on May 28, 2013 in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo by Leon Halip/Getty Images)

Rick Porcello Takes Loss In Quality Start

Tigers starter Rick Porcello fell to 2-3 despite a quality start in Sunday’s loss to Baltimore.

97.1 The Ticket–06/03/2013

DETROIT, MI - APRIL 10: Rick Porcello #21 of the Detroit Tigers warms up prior to the start of the game against the Toronto Blue Jays at Comerica Park on April 10, 2013 in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo by Leon Halip/Getty Images)

Blue Jays Rally For 8-6 Win Over Tigers

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.

97.1 The Ticket–04/10/2013

NEW YORK - AUGUST 19:  Rick Porcello #48 of the Detroit Tigers delivers a pitch against the New York Yankees on August 19, 2010 at Yankee Stadium in the Bronx borough of New York City.  (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)

Tigers Should Still Deal Porcello If Deal Is Right

It seems like Tigers fans everywhere are relieved as Rick Porcello has been named as the 5th starter.

97.1 The Ticket–03/27/2013

LAKELAND, FL - MARCH 10: Pitcher Rick Porcello #21 of the Detroit Tigers starts against the Washington Nationals March 10, 2013 at Joker Marchant Stadium in Lakeland, Florida. (Photo by Al Messerschmidt/Getty Images)

Rick Porcello Named Tigers 5th Starter

There were three big stories at Tigers Spring Training coming into this season.

97.1 The Ticket–03/26/2013

LAKELAND, FL - MARCH 10:  Pitcher Rick Porcello #21 of the Detroit Tigers starts against the Washington Nationals  March 10, 2013 at Joker Marchant Stadium in Lakeland, Florida. (Photo by Al Messerschmidt/Getty Images)

Is Rick Porcello Turning A Corner?

He’s striking out a batter per inning, while still having not issued a walk through four spring starts.

CBS Detroit–03/21/2013

Rick Porcello #48 of the Detroit Tigers. (Photo by Hannah Foslien/Getty Images)

Porcello Throws 5 Shutout Innings, Tigers Top Nats

Porcello gave up three hits and struck out four. He has fanned 14 without a walk this spring, and has a 2.08 ERA.

97.1 The Ticket–03/10/2013

SEATTLE, WA - MAY 09:  Starting pitcher Drew Smyly #33 of the Detroit Tigers pitches against the Seattle Mariners at Safeco Field on May 9, 2012 in Seattle, Washington. (Photo by Otto Greule Jr/Getty Images) *** Local Caption *** Drew Smyly

Sit Tight On Porcello, Smyly

Remember Rick Porcello? That tall lanky kid who was a pitcher for the Tigers, he wore #48? He’s gone.

97.1 The Ticket–03/08/2013

MESA, AZ - FEBRUARY 18: Carlos Marmol #49 poses during Chicago Cubs photo day on February 18, 2013 at HoHoKam Park in Mesa, Arizona. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)

Report: Tigers, Others Looking At Cubs’ Carlos Marmol

Several teams, including the Detroit Tigers, are looking at Cubs reliever Carlos Marmol, according to ESPNChicago.com’s Bruce Levine.

97.1 The Ticket–03/06/2013

Starting pitcher Rick Porcello  (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)

Report: Rangers Ask About Tigers’ Rick Porcello

The Texas Rangers asked about Detroit Tigers right-handed pitcher Rick Porcello on Monday, according to ESPNNewYork.com’s Adam Rubin.

97.1 The Ticket–03/05/2013

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