“For me, the most important thing is for guys to relax,” Nathan continued. “We’ve got to go down there, continue to have fun.”
Brad Ausmus had the piece of paper with the Opening Day lineup ready to go Sunday. “I know you’ve been waiting,” he said with a grin.
Phil Coke stood by his locker, a pained expression on his face, a signed paper with his minor league assignment in his pants pocket.
The Detroit Tigers have signed yet another former Tigers pitcher to a Triple-A deal. Righty Jair Jurrjens began his career with Detroit, spent five seasons in the Atlanta Braves organization and threw two games for the Baltimore Orioles this season. Now he is back where it all started.
Milwaukee Brewers reliever Francisco Rodriguez could be the answer for an ailing Detroit Tigers bullpen.
Phil Coke is as aggravated as anybody about how the Detroit Tigers – himself included – are playing right now.
By and large, Detroit Tigers manager Jim Leyland is okay with the second-guessing.