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DETROIT, MI - APRIL 26: Daniel Norris #44 of the Detroit Tigers throws a first-inning pitch while playing the Seattle Mariners at Comerica Park on April 26th, 2017 in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)
DETROIT, MI - APRIL 26: Daniel Norris #44 of the Detroit Tigers throws a first-inning pitch while playing the Seattle Mariners at Comerica Park on April 26th, 2017 in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images) /
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Here at The Corner, we round up Detroit Tigers news and rumors around the Tigers blogosphere so that you don’t spend hours surfing the web searching.

The Detroit Tigers experimented with starter Daniel Norris yesterday against the Mets. Skipper Ron Gardenhire said that the lefty needed to get out there on the mound and pitch. Despite, putting him in relief Gardenhire maintained that he was a starting pitcher.

Jason Beck, of MLB.com, quoted Gardenhire as saying:

"“We’re just going to use everybody everywhere, but he’s a starting pitcher,” Gardenhire said."

Bless You Boys believes that Norris might be headed to the bullpen. The Tigers actions are speaking louder than their words says, Rob Rogacki.

The Detroit Tigers are rebuilding for the foreseeable future. Lynn Henning, of the Detroit News, writes that skipper Ron Gardenhire had a long and winding road to become the Tigers. The Tigers held open tryouts at spring training recently. Among those who attended were former MLB players including Steve Clevenger.

Other Tigers News

ESPN recently released their future power rankings. These are rankings based on how ESPN thinks teams will fare over the next five seasons. They put the Tigers at 27th, which means fans will have to be patient according to the Detroit News.

Victor Martinez is playing in his final MLB season. Chris McCosky, of the Detroit News, writes that Martinez is fighting to have a fitting final season.

Next: Prospects entering make-or-break seasons

We’re starting a new series at Motor City Bengals. We are taking a look at players who had a cup of coffee sting with the Tigers. For those who are unfamiliar with the term. A cup of coffee stint is a player who played just one major game. For our series, we are focusing on players who played their only game with Detroit. The first post in our new series focuses on Allan Travers. Travers only MLB game came as a result of Ty Cobb being suspended.

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