4/1/2015 | Rondon's sore shoulder may create open roster spot
Bruce Rondon was supposed to throw in the Tigers' 3-2 loss Wednesday, pitching in back-to-back games, until he woke up with a sore right shoulder that didn't go away when he tried to stretch out during pregame warmups at Osceola County Stadium.
4/1/2015 | Bullpen may be catalyst to take next step in 2015
The highest Wins Above Replacement by a Tigers reliever last year was 1.9, going by the baseball-reference.com formula. It's a stunning indictment of a bullpen's value on a 90-win team, and it's also a sign of what the club has to figure out to take the next step.
4/1/2015 | Verlander's opening series availability in doubt
Justin Verlander resumed throwing on Wednesday at Joker Marchant Stadium as he recovers from right triceps soreness, but his scheduled regular-season debut next Wednesday in Detroit is in serious question.
4/1/2015 | Tigers' relievers look sharp in bullpen game
Detroit starter Kyle Ryan, who is competing for a bullpen spot, surrendered three runs (two earned) in the first inning, but the rest of the staff locked down Houston in a 3-2 loss Wednesday afternoon at Osceola County Stadium.