Detroit Tigers Links: Gose learns lesson, Rondon ready, Veteran amputee tryout


Tigers center fielder Anthony Gose continues to fire on all cylinders as he hit an RBI-double and stole another base versus the Blue Jays on Monday.

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Gose is 8-for-13 with four RBI and three steals this spring, but he learned during Monday’s game that there is a time and place to swipe a bag.

As hitters Miguel Cabrera and Victor Martinez continue to progress nicely in their recoveries, the Tigers also received good news about an important bullpen piece. Relief pitcher Bruce Rondon threw a 35-pitch bullpen session on Monday, tossing his entire arsenal of pitches at 100 percent intensity.

Pitching coach Jeff Jones said Rondon could pitch on Thursday.

Finally, in one of the best feel good stories of spring, veteran amputee Daniel Jacobs worked out, taking grounders and hitting batting practice in front of some Tigers scouts at Joker Marchant Stadium before Monday’s game.

Jacobs did not sign with Detroit, but Jacobs said he hopes to receive a callback.

Tigers’ Gose gets lesson in situational running – Chris McCosky, The Detroit News

"So Gose is on second with nobody out and the heart of the Tigers order coming up, starting with Yoenis Cespedes. That’s when Gose went rogue on the bases. He held his lead until catcher Dioner Navarro threw the ball back to Norris. Then he broke and stole third.Norris, rattled, threw hastily and wild to third, allowing Gose to trot home with the go-ahead run.Good hustle, bad play.“Realistically, you’ve got the heart of your order coming up and no outs, it’s probably not the ideal time (to try that),” manager Brad Ausmus said. “If you’ve got the bottom of the order coming up and one out, you are a little more willing to take a chance.”"

After ‘awesome’ bullpen, Tigers’ Rondon ready for a game – Anthony Fenech, Detroit Free Press

"Rondon ironed a couple of things out mechanically, Jones said. His arm has been in the right spot, and he has been letting the ball go, which is a good sign at this stage of the spring.“A lot of guys coming back from Tommy John, they have a tendency to be a bit tentative,” Jones said. “But he wasn’t tentative.”Returning to the mound in game action would be Rondon’s second-to-last hurdle before his recovery is fully in the rearview mirror. The next would be throwing back-to-back days, which manager Brad Ausmus isn’t sure will happen before the end of spring training."

Daniel Jacobs pleased with Tigers tryout – Jeff Sanders, U-T San Diego

"A Navy corpsman wounded in Ramadi, Iraq, in 2006, Jacobs stretched on the field before moving into drills at first base, where he fielded throws from shortstop, grounders out of the box and delivered strong first-to-third throws. The left-handed hitter then pulled a few hard grounders and a line drive into right field while hitting off a machine before the Tigers hosted the Blue Jays in Grapefruit League action.While Jacobs did not sign with the Tigers on Monday, he said he was hopeful of a callback. In the meantime, Jacobs said he will turn his attention toward a second tryout with the Chicago White Sox later this summer in Birmingham, Ala. Jacobs attended a tryout there last year after Tommy Lasorda invited him to his first tryout with the Dodgers in 2013."

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