Detroit Tigers GM Al Avila says the hot stove is off
With the signing of RHP Michael Pineda, when speaking to the press yesterday, Avila had some quotes in regards to the end of making moves.
"“We identified our needs, we went out and we were able to acquire all the needs that we needed,”"
This one stood out and I had a chuckle.
“We’re done. You guys can dress down and have some drinks after the game”.
A bullpen battle brews ahead.
With the news that Kyle Funkhouser has a lat strain and may not ready for the start of the season, the focus turns onto the arms in camp like Jason Foley, non-roster invitee Jacob Barnes, Bryan Garcia, among others.
With Pineda joining the rotation, it looks like Tyler Alexander will be back in the bullpen as Detroit will feature three left-handers out of the bullpen.
Spring Training Flashback:
On this date in March 20th, 1982, Jack Morris and Pat Underwood were the scheduled pitchers against the Minnesota Twins down in Orlando. In the Free Press, Sparky Anderson was looking to add a speedy bat to the line-up as they were looking to trade Al Cowens. The Mariners would pick up his contract the following week on March 28th.