ICYMI: MCB Digest–Detroit Tigers Week That Was

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Oct 5, 2014; Detroit, MI, USA; Detroit Tigers relief pitcher Joba Chamberlain (44) starting pitcher Justin Verlander (35) relief pitcher Joe Nathan (36) and starting pitcher Max Scherzer (37) during player introductions before game three of the 2014 ALDS baseball playoff game against the Baltimore Orioles at Comerica Park. Mandatory Credit: Rick Osentoski-USA TODAY Sports

Blair Tatrault wrapped up by giving us all a silver lining and hope for a great upcoming season.

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"Inching ever closer to Spring Training, the Detroit Tigers received important updates on key injuries this week. Miguel Cabrera is unlikely to be ready before Spring Training was the big news, but the news wasn’t all bad. It seems that the trio of players the Tigers are counted highly upon that are coming off surgeries are on the right track. Miguel Cabrera will not be ready for the start of Spring Training, but getting his walking boot removed is a very good sign to be ready in time for Opening Day (though he will be reevaluated next month). Jose Iglesias is coming around, and running at about 80 percent with no pain. Bruce Rondon is slated to throw off the mound around six times before pitchers and catchers report on Feb. 19. David Price and the Tigers agreed to a record-setting deal to avoid arbitration. Price will get $19.75 for the 2015 before becoming an unrestricted free agent at the end of the year. The team also reupped with J.D. Martinez and Alfredo Simon and appear to be close on Al Alburquerque. There was also speculation late Friday that the Tigers may have interest in James Shields. READ MORE"

Have a great weekend!

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