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Detroit Tigers’ Bullpen Briefing: Team Getting Immediatly Solid Performances from Blaine Hardy
June 26th, 2014 at 7:03 PM
Detroit Tigers' bullpen briefing looks at the performance of the late inning pitchers over the course of the last week. The Detroit Tigers have made a few early calls to Toledo for bullpen help. Most have proven to be grasping at straws in the midst of a tough stretch of starting...

After Bouncing Back, Phil Coke Stating His Case for Larger Bullpen Role with Detroit Tigers
June 22nd, 2014 at 8:33 AM
Late Saturday night, the question became, why didn't Phil Coke get utilized sooner? In the middle of a down year for Coke, that was a major departure from the norm, as many have come to literally curse his arrival. ***PHOTO1*** But not Saturday. With the game on the line in extra innings in...

Breakfast with Brad: Considering Danny Worth’s Potential Future in a Significant Bullpen Role
May 28th, 2014 at 10:21 AM
"Breakfast With Brad" provides a look inside the mind of Detroit Tigers' manager Brad Ausmus Bottom of the seventh. Two outs, one on. The bullpen has been worked hard, and the Detroit Tigers are clinging to a one run lead. There's a fastball-craving slugger coming up for the opposition. ***PHOTO1*** Enter Danny Worth, knuckleballing reliever? Most...

Looking for Bullpen Breather, Detroit Tigers Call up Releiver Corey Knebel from Toledo
May 23rd, 2014 at 11:16 AM
It's been an ugly few days for the Detroit Tigers on the scoreboard, but even worse with regards to pitching depth. Thanks in part to that, the team added a reinforcement quick on Thursday afternoon. ***PHOTO1*** Corey Knebel, the 39th pick in the 2013 draft out of the University of Texas, is coming...

Seeking to Boost Bullpen, Detroit Tigers Sign Reliever Joel Hanrahan to One-Year Contract
May 2nd, 2014 at 1:03 PM
Hampered most by a weakened bullpen early in 2014, the Detroit Tigers made a move to improve things official on Friday, signing rehabbing reliever Joel Hanrahan, formally of the Boston Red Sox, to a one-year deal. ***PHOTO1*** "We're very happy he joined us," Tigers general manager Dave Dombrowski said in a conference...

Detroit Tigers Send Releiver Tyler Collins to Toledo, Call up Pitcher Justin Miller
April 18th, 2014 at 5:54 PM
After shaky starting pitching has left the Detroit Tigers' bullpen a bit ravaged, the team turned to the minor league ranks for some help on Friday afternoon prior to a weekend series with the Los Angeles Angels. ***PHOTO1*** Tyler Collins, who had been filling in at outfield positions, was optioned to Triple...

Detroit Tigers’ Reliever Evan Reed Being Investigated for Possible Sexual Assult
April 8th, 2014 at 9:52 AM
Evan Reed, who's been the most consistent member of the Detroit Tigers' bullpen early in the season, is being investigated in connection with a possible sexual assault the night before last week's home opener. ***PHOTO1*** The Tigers released a statement Monday, reading they were aware of the charges and the investigation, while...

Detroit Tigers’ Adventurous Bullpen Will Be Major Point of Contention Throughout Season
April 7th, 2014 at 2:02 PM
The Detroit Tigers have one of the top records in baseball after nearly a week back in the game, but even as the team dominated the Baltimore Orioles over most of the weekend, a significant concern has developed. ***PHOTO1*** Most have been content to assume a bullpen containing a big three of Joe...

Bruce Rondon Will Miss 2014 with Tommy John Surgery; Detroit Tigers Make Move at Shortstop
March 21st, 2014 at 5:47 PM
Something must be in the water within the Ilitch-Holdings organization, because the Detroit Tigers, much like their Detroit Red Wings counterparts on the ice, are now on their own impossible run of devastating injuries. ***PHOTO1*** Bruce Rondon, counted on to play a major role in the bullpen, was shelved Friday for the season...

Detroit Tigers’ Tales: Team Makes First Round of Cuts as Justin Verlander Enjoys Solid Debut
March 12th, 2014 at 1:04 PM
Welcome to Tiger Tales, a weekly look at the top five news stories from around the web about the Motor City Kitties. ***PHOTO1*** In addition to water in the basement, another unfortunate reality every spring are baseball cuts. It's tough to make a big league team, and the Detroit Tigers took a...

Phil Coke Represents Biggest Wild Card in Detroit Tigers Uncertain Bullpen
February 24th, 2014 at 1:52 PM
There are numerous story lines for the Detroit Tigers this spring, as the team returns to exhibition action this week. One of the biggest talking points figures to be the bullpen, yet a player nobody is talking about is Phil Coke. ***PHOTO1*** Back in 2012, Coke closed out the ALCS for the...

Detroit Tigers’ Positional Preview: Thanks to Change, Bullpen One Major Area of Uncertanty in 2014
February 14th, 2014 at 9:53 AM
With spring training set to begin and the baseball season just around the corner, we're previewing the Detroit Tigers position by position. While the Detroit Tigers' starters look to be a very consistent group in 2014, there figures to be much more uncertainty in the bullpen considering the amount of change...

Detroit Tigers Betting on Healthy, Effective Joba Chamberlain Turning Over New Leaf in 2014
February 9th, 2014 at 11:43 AM
Though an offseason of change has left the Detroit Tigers rife with question marks at plenty of positions, quietly the biggest, most important issue this season could be the contributions of Joba Chamberlain in the bullpen. ***PHOTO1*** Wednesday, Dave Dombrowski spoke at the Detroit Sports Broadcasters' Association's annual Tigers luncheon, and was...

Detroit Tigers Make Three Key Signs to Avoid Arbitration, Max Scherzer Among Them
January 21st, 2014 at 7:49 PM
The Detroit Tigers clubhouse took a sigh of relief this weekend as they were able to keep three keys pieces to their roster for the 2014 season. Center fielder Austin Jackson, reliever Al Alburquerque, and starter Max Scherzer have all signed new one-year contracts and avoid the need for arbitration. ***PHOTO1*** Jackson...

Detroit Tigers Sign Joba Chamberlain to One-Year Deal
December 12th, 2013 at 6:14 PM
***PHOTO1*** The Detroit Tigers' bullpen has been criticized in the past for its' lack of depth, and with Joaquin Benoit unlikely to return, the team has begun to rebuild - and they took a step forward today in signing former New York Yankees relief pitcher Joba Chamberlain to a one-year contract.  The 28-year-old...

Evan Reed Called up by the Detroit Tigers
June 16th, 2013 at 11:25 PM
***PHOTO1***  There was an unfamiliar name on the mound Saturday night pitching for the Detroit Tigers. No, Jose Valverde didn’t get traded and a new closer wasn't signed in his place. The pitcher was middle reliever Evan Reed and he is a fresh face to the majors this year.  Reed has...

Doug Fister Dominates in Tigers Sweep of the Atlanta Braves
April 28th, 2013 at 11:52 PM
***PHOTO1***  Starting pitcher Doug Fister had a record setting night Sunday, but it's the kind of record a player doesn't want to have. While the Detroit Tigers walked away with a win Sunday night and completed a sweep over the Atlanta Braves in what looked like a runaway game, it wasn't...

Jim Leyland, Jhonny Peralta, and Octavio Dotel in; Delmon Young and Jose Valverde Out
October 30th, 2012 at 3:58 PM
Detroit Tigers manager Jim Leyland, along with shortstop Jhonny Peralta and reliever Octavio Dotel, will be calling Comerica Park their home for at least one more season.  Leyland was given a one-year extension on his contract through 2013, and it sounds like he couldn't be happier. ***PHOTO1*** "Detroit is a tremendous baseball...

Bullpen Makes It Interesting, But Detroit Tigers Complete Sweep of Minnesota Twins
June 1st, 2011 at 10:30 PM
The Detroit Tigers completed the sweep of the Minnesota Twins tonight, winning 4-2. It definitely was not your conventional sweep, but the Tigers got it done. The win is the Tigers' ninth in a row against their division rivals from Minnesota. Detroit Tigers starting pitcher Rick Porcello throws against the Minnesota...

Rain, Rain You Can Stay: Rain Saves the Detroit Tigers Further Embarrassment Against Boston Red Sox
May 27th, 2011 at 3:53 PM
There was only one thing Detroit Tigers fans could do yesterday, pray for rain to end the misery early. In the first game of their four game set against the Boston Red Sox, it got ugly real early for the Tigers. In fact, it got so ugly in the first...