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In 'pen puzzle, Soria appears to be piece to keep

In 'pen puzzle, Soria appears to be piece to keep

MLB.com Updated Oct 22 (yesterday)
Figuring out how Joakim Soria fits into a Tigers bullpen that's set to get a makeover while still keeping several of its parts is not necessarily a simple matter for the club this offseason, but the reliever is seemingly an important commodity.
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  • Al Avila navigating dad, VP roles amid concern for son's health

    Al Avila navigating dad, VP roles amid concern for son's health

    MLB.com Oct 21 (2 days ago)
    Alex Avila should be able to have a normal offseason after concussion symptoms from a couple of weeks ago subsided and followup tests came back negative. Still, there's a lingering concern within the Tigers organization -- including VP and assistant GM …
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  • Tigers' outfield prospect Moya slugs homer

    Tigers' outfield prospect Moya slugs homer

    MLB.com Oct 19 (5 days ago)
    Steven Moya, who hit .276 with 33 doubles and 35 home runs at Double-A this year, connected on his first home run of the Arizona Fall League on Saturday night. Orioles prospect Zach Davies scattered two hits across four innings, striking out seven and e…
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  • Miggy may not need surgery on bone spur in ankle

    Miggy may not need surgery on bone spur in ankle

    MLB.com Oct 15
    What looked like a second consecutive offseason surgery -- and a second consecutive injury-shortened training regimen -- for Miguel Cabrera is now less certain. At this point, it's unclear whether the Tigers slugger will need surgery to remove a bone sp…
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  • Giants rookie reliever Hunter Strickland stays confident amid r…

    Giants rookie reliever Hunter Strickland stays confident amid rough postseason

    yahoo.com Oct 13
    Your browser does not support iframes. SAN FRANCISCO — If we knew Hunter Strickland better, if he were a name-brand, battle-tested relief pitcher, the conversation would probably be amplified. People might be giving him the Detroit Tigers bullpen treatm…
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  • Torii taking Tigers' direction into consideration

    Torii taking Tigers' direction into consideration

    MLB.com Oct 13
    If the Tigers want Torii Hunter back for 2015, he wants to play another year. If Detroit doesn't want him back, then he might have a decision to make on whether he wants to keep playing.
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  • Buck Showalter and Orioles left stunned as Royals take 2-0 lead…

    Buck Showalter and Orioles left stunned as Royals take 2-0 lead in ALCS

    All season long, as Buck Showalter’s Orioles did their runaway thing in the American League East and carried it on with a sweep of the Detroit Tigers in their AL division series, the recurring theme seen and heard through chants and placards ’round Camd…
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  • Britton, O'Day singed in October spotlight

    Britton, O'Day singed in October spotlight

    MLB.com Oct 11
    The Orioles could not have gotten this far without their bullpen, a group that helped guide Baltimore to the American League East crown and a three-game sweep of the Tigers in the AL Division Series. But two of their biggest pieces, closer Zach Britton …
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  • Wieters contributing to O's from the sidelines

    Wieters contributing to O's from the sidelines

    MLB.com Oct 10
    To stay useful, injured O's catcher Matt Wieters has become a sort of extra coach for catchers Caleb Joseph and Nick Hundley. During the final week of the regular season, Orioles manager Buck Showalter sent him to Detroit to scout as the Tigers inched t…
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  • Tigers facing decisions to remain title contender

    Tigers facing decisions to remain title contender

    MLB.com Oct 8
    The crisp fall winds feel a little chillier across Michigan with the Tigers' postseason run over sooner than expected. The miserable Midwestern winter is now on countdown. The Tigers, however, will spend the offseason trying to keep their window open fo…
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  • Fans give Orioles warm reception at Camden Yards

    Fans give Orioles warm reception at Camden Yards

    MLB.com Oct 6
    An energetic crowd of fans were waiting to greet the Orioles when the arrived at Camden Yards on Monday, fresh off their sweep of the Tigers in the American League Division Series.
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  • Rough ALDS caps Tigers' roller-coaster year

    Rough ALDS caps Tigers' roller-coaster year

    MLB.com Oct 6
    The Tigers' rule of the American League Central continued, now at four consecutive division titles. The Tigers' search for a World Series title continued as well, now at 30 years since the team's magical 1984 season.
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  • Blow to Head of Tigers’ Alex Avila Is His Fourth of the Season

    Blow to Head of Tigers’ Alex Avila Is His Fourth of the Season

    nytimes.com Oct 6
    Avila, Detroit’s catcher, sustained his fourth significant blow to the head of the season as the Tigers lost Game 3 of their American League division series against the Baltimore Orioles and were swept.
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  • Fresh off ALDS sweeps, Orioles set to face hot Royals

    Fresh off ALDS sweeps, Orioles set to face hot Royals

    MLB.com Oct 6
    The Orioles were clear Sunday that this -- a 3-0 sweep of the Tigers in the American League Division Series -- was only a step toward their ultimate goal. But now the O's will have to face the hottest team in baseball: the Kansas City Royals.
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  • Video - Moment In Time 02:57

    Moment In Time

    Oct 10
    Torii Hunter, Prince Fielder and David Ross look back on David Ortiz's grand slam in Game 2 of last year's ALCS.
  • Video - Orioles Sweep Tigers 03:22

    Orioles Sweep Tigers

    Oct 5
    Bud Norris tossed 6 1/3 scoreless innings to lead the Orioles to a 2-1 win over the Tigers to advance to the ALCS.
  • Video - Orioles Sweep Tigers 05:02

    Orioles Sweep Tigers

    Oct 5
    Baseball Tonight Spotlight: Bud Norris tossed 6 1/3 scoreless innings to lead the Orioles to a 2-1 win over the Tigers to advance to the ALCS for the first time since 1997. Has Detroit's window closed?
  • Video - Orioles Ride 4-Run Eighth Past Tigers 02:29

    Orioles Ride 4-Run Eighth Past Tigers

    Oct 3
    Delmon Young's pinch-hit three-run double in the eighth inning lifted the Orioles to a 7-6 win over the Tigers.

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