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Feb 21, 2016; Lakeland, FL, USA; Detroit Tigers relief pitcher Bruce Rondon (43) and teammates pitch in the bullpen at Joker Marchant Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports
Feb 21, 2016; Lakeland, FL, USA; Detroit Tigers relief pitcher Bruce Rondon (43) and teammates pitch in the bullpen at Joker Marchant Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports /
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Apr 9, 2016; Detroit, MI, USA; Detroit Tigers relief pitcher Logan Kensing (67) pitches in the eighth inning against the New York Yankees at Comerica Park. Mandatory Credit: Rick Osentoski-USA TODAY Sports /

Veteran Pitchers Part 2

Logan Kensing
Age: 34
Throws: Right-Handed
Role: Relief Pitcher

Like Molleken, Kensing appeared in a limited capacity for Detroit last season.

The veteran, who has seen time in parts of nine Major League seasons, actually made the Tigers Opening Day roster last season.

Kensing would go on to appear in three games, logging 4.2 innings. Over that span, the 34-year-old turned in a 1.93 ERA while also allowing eight hits and a pair of walks. He struck out one batter.

In 49.2 frames for Toledo, the ex-Marlin pitched to a 3.44 ERA and 8.7 strike outs per nine innings.

Jeff Ferrell
Age: 26
Throws: Right-Handed
Role: Relief Pitcher

Another member of Detroit’s 2015 pitching staff, Ferrell allowed 12 hits, eight runs, four walks and three home runs in just 11.1 innings for the Tigers that season.

Since then, the former 26th-round pick appeared in just nine minor league games, striking out 20 batters in 11.1 innings.

William Cuevas
Age: 26
Throws: Right-Handed
Role: Relief/Starting Pitcher

Cuevas recently made his Major League debut for Dave Dombrowski’s Boston Red Sox last season.

The right-hander pitched in three games, totaling five innings. He allowed six walks, five hits and two runs while striking out three hitters.

Over the course of his eight seasons in the minors, Cuevas also has significant experience as a starter. The pitcher started 18 games for Triple-A Pawtucket last season.

All told, the 26-year-old threw 131 innings for Boston’s Triple-A squad.

While pitching for Pawtucket, the former Boston farmhand accumulated a 4.19 ERA while striking out 5.8 batters per nine frames.

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