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CLEVELAND, OH - JUNE 21: Closing pitcher Phil Coke #40 celebrates with Don Kelly #32 of the Detroit Tigers after the Tigers defeated the Cleveland Indians at Progressive Field on June 21, 2014 in Cleveland, Ohio. The Tigers defeated the Indians 5-4 in 10 innings.  (Photo by Jason Miller/Getty Images)

After Injury-Riddled 2013, Phil Coke Feels He Has Finally Returned To Form

Detroit Tigers reliever Phil Coke does not want to hear the stats – even the positive ones.

CBS Detroit–07/01/2014

BOSTON, MA - MAY 18: Joba Chamberlain #44 of the Detroit Tigers pitches against the Boston Red Sox during the game at Fenway Park on May 18, 2014 in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)

Tigers Allowing Ninth-Inning Runs At Frightening Pace

The Detroit Tigers bullpen looked questionable going into the season, and 59 games in, questions remain.

CBS Detroit–06/09/2014

TORONTO, CANADA - APRIL 30: Joel Hanrahan #52 of the Boston Red Sox delivers a pitch during MLB game action against the Toronto Blue Jays on April 30, 2013 at Rogers Centre in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. (Photo by Tom Szczerbowski/Getty Images)

With Bullpen’s ERA Second-Worst In MLB, Tigers Reportedly In Mix For Hanrahan

Hanrahan recorded ERAs of 2.70 or better in three of four seasons before missing most of last season because he needed Tommy John surgery.

CBS Detroit–05/01/2014

Joe Nathan #36 of the Detroit Tigers. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)

Joe Nathan On Opening Day Jitters: ‘I Get Nervous Every Time I Step Out There’

“For me, the most important thing is for guys to relax,” Nathan continued. “We’ve got to go down there, continue to have fun.”

CBS Detroit–03/31/2014

DUNEDIN, FL - MARCH 22:  Detroit Tigers manager Brad Ausmus wacthes the action from the dugout during the spring training game against the Toronto Blue Jays at Florida Auto Exchange Stadium on March 22, 2014 in Dunedin, Florida. The Blue Jays defeated the Tigers 9-4.  (Photo by Leon Halip/Getty Images)

Ausmus Announces Opening Day Lineup; Bullpen Roles Still Undefined

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.

CBS Detroit–03/30/2014

MINNEAPOLIS, MN - SEPTEMBER 28: Phil Coke #40 of the Detroit Tigers leaves the game against the Minnesota Twins during the seventh inning on September 28, 2012 at Target Field in Minneapolis, Minnesota. (Photo by Hannah Foslien/Getty Images)

Phil Coke Disagrees With Triple-A Demotion, Says ‘Few Mistakes’ Cost Him

Phil Coke stood by his locker, a pained expression on his face, a signed paper with his minor league assignment in his pants pocket.

CBS Detroit–08/21/2013

DETROIT - AUGUST 26:  Jair Jurrjens #46 of the Detroit Tigers pitches against the New York Yankees at Comerica Park on August 26, 2007 in Detroit, Michigan. The Tigers won 5-4. (Photo by Dave Sandford/Getty Images)

Tigers Sign Jair Jurrjens To Triple-A Contract

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.

CBS Detroit–07/24/2013

MILWAUKEE, WI - JULY 18: Francisco Rodriguez #57 of the Milwaukee Brewers pitches in the top of the ninth inning against the Miami Marlins at Miller Park on July 18, 2013 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. (Photo by Mike McGinnis/Getty Images)

Tigers Showing Interest In Francisco Rodriguez

Milwaukee Brewers reliever Francisco Rodriguez could be the answer for an ailing Detroit Tigers bullpen.

CBS Detroit–07/22/2013

DETROIT, MI - JUNE 4:  Phil Coke #40 of the Detroit Tigers pitches against the Tampa Bay Rays in the ninth inning at Comerica Park on June 4, 2013 in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo by Duane Burleson/Getty Images)

Phil Coke: ‘Something’s Got To Give’

Phil Coke is as aggravated as anybody about how the Detroit Tigers – himself included – are playing right now.

CBS Detroit–06/28/2013

DETROIT, MI - JUNE 5: Doug Fister #58 of the Detroit Tigers is pulled by manager Jim Leyland in the ninth inning of a baseball game against the Tampa Bay Rays at Comerica Park on June 5, 2013 in Detroit, Michigan. Fister game up three runs and seven hits in a 3-0 loss to the Rays. (Photo by Duane Burleson/Getty Images)

Leyland Appreciates Fan Conversation … Sort Of

By and large, Detroit Tigers manager Jim Leyland is okay with the second-guessing.

CBS Detroit–06/18/2013