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  1. What to watch for at the 2014 Winter Meetings

    Dec 8, 2014, 6:00 AM EST

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    HardballTalk is on the scene in San Diego for baseball’s annual free agent and trade bacchanalia.

  2. Tigers re-sign rehabbing Joel Hanrahan

    Nov 14, 2014, 12:14 PM EST

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    Joe Nathan’s grip on the closer job is anything but secure and now the Tigers have former All-Star closers Hanrahan and Joakim Soria as other ninth-inning options.

  3. The Tigers exercise their option on Joakim Soria

    Oct 31, 2014, 11:47 AM EST

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    The only question for next season is what inning he’ll pitch.

  4. Joe Nathan will be on a short leash as the Tigers’ closer next season

    Oct 16, 2014, 3:45 PM EST

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    “He has to perform up to the capabilities required of doing it.”

  5. Tigers face losing Max Scherzer, Victor Martinez to free agency

    Oct 6, 2014, 12:17 AM EST

    Max Scherzer

    GM Dave Drombowski and owner Mike Ilitch will have to dig deep to keep the team together this winter.

  6. Playoff Reset: Both AL Division Series Get Underway

    Oct 2, 2014, 8:00 AM EST

    Buck Showalter

    Max Scherzer vs. Chris Tillman in the early evening, Jason Vargas vs. Jered Weaver for the nightcap.

  7. Ron Gardenhire: Too much of the credit, too much of the blame

    Sep 29, 2014, 3:15 PM EST

    Ron Gardenhire

    For a few years there, I saw it as my personal mission to the spread the gospel of Ron Gardenhire.

  8. Previewing the 2014 Playoffs

    Sep 29, 2014, 8:59 AM EST

    Playoffs

    Let’s meet our ten playoff teams and assess their strengths, weaknesses and overall outlook.

  9. And That Happened: Tuesday’s scores and highlights

    Sep 24, 2014, 7:08 AM EST

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    Andrew McCutchen and the Pirates light a victory cigar as they clinch their second straight playoff appearance.

  10. Tigers hang on for second straight win against Royals

    Sep 20, 2014, 5:20 PM EST

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    This was a day of missed opportunities for the Royals.

  11. And That Happened: Tuesday’s scores and highlights

    Sep 17, 2014, 7:08 AM EST

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    Beer showers on the Beltway as the Nats and Orioles both clinch

  12. Joakim Soria rejoins the Tigers’ bullpen

    Sep 10, 2014, 1:43 PM EST

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    Soria appeared in just six games for the Tigers after they acquired him from the Rangers and was horrible with a 10.38 ERA, but prior to the trade he had a 2.70 ERA and 42/4 K/BB ratio in 33 innings for Texas.

  13. The Royals ran themselves out of an inning and back into a tie for first place

    Sep 10, 2014, 9:16 AM EST

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    An out on the basepaths killed a Royals would-be rally.

  14. And That Happened: Tuesday’s scores and highlights

    Sep 10, 2014, 6:50 AM EST

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    Yusmeiro Petit was a study in efficiency as the Giants solidified their hold on the top wild card slot in the National League and pulled to within two and a half of the Dodgers.

  15. Joakim Soria nears return to the Tigers’ bullpen

    Sep 8, 2014, 3:45 PM EST

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    Tigers reliever Joakim Soria threw a simulated game this morning and felt good enough that he could be cleared to come off the disabled list as soon as Wednesday, according to Jason Beck of MLB.com.

  16. Joe Nathan has a sore elbow

    Sep 8, 2014, 1:51 PM EST

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    Nathan has a 5.04 ERA and a career-high six blown saves in the first season of a two-year, $20 million deal.

  17. Joakim Soria throws second bullpen, nears return to the Tigers

    Sep 5, 2014, 11:30 PM EST

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    Joakim Soria had another successful bullpen session. If he suffers no ill effects, the Tigers will take the next step to bring him along for an eventual return to the bullpen.

  18. Joe Nathan apologizes to Tigers fans for chin-flick gesture

    Aug 14, 2014, 1:30 PM EST

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    “I have two kids and I need to be a better example for them.”

  19. Brad Ausmus sticking with Joe Nathan as the Tigers’ closer

    Aug 9, 2014, 6:05 PM EST

    Joe Nathan

    Joe Nathan blew his seventh save on Saturday afternoon, but manager Brad Ausmus gave his closer a vote of confidence.

  20. Blue Jays beat Tigers in 10 innings after Joe Nathan blows save in ninth

    Aug 9, 2014, 4:26 PM EST

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    Casey Janssen blew a save for the Blue Jays last night. Today it was Joe Nathan’s turn.

  21. David Price shines in his Tigers debut

    Aug 6, 2014, 7:59 AM EST

    David Pice

    He was excellent on Tuesday night. And he showed why the Tigers will be better for having him every other night.

  22. Tigers, not Orioles, sign A’s castoff Jim Johnson

    Aug 5, 2014, 2:32 PM EST

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    Jim Johnson worked out for the Orioles after being released by the A’s and most people assumed he was ready for a reunion in Baltimore, but not so fast says Ken Rosenthal of FOXSports.com.

  23. Joe Nathan makes the case to keep his job

    Jul 25, 2014, 8:55 AM EST

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    With Joakim Soria watching from the sidelines, the Tigers embattled closer shuts down one of the best offenses in baseball.

  24. Tigers acquire closer Joakim Soria from the Rangers

    Jul 23, 2014, 10:25 PM EST

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    Kyle Bogenschutz of Scout.com and Detroit’s 97.1 The Ticket reports that the Tigers have acquired reliever Joakim Soria from the Rangers for pitching prospects Jake Thompson and Corey Knebel. FOX Sports’ Jon Morosi says the deal is only pending physical exams.

  25. The Tigers are interested in Joakim Soria

    Jul 18, 2014, 12:47 PM EST

    Joakim Soria AP

    The Tigers need bullpen help. Soria is bullpen help.

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