The Tigers are 9th in MLB with 330 runs scored, but they haven't been as successful at preventing their opponents from scoring. Though they have a pitcher-friendly park and arguably the best starter in the American League, the Tigers are 19th in MLB with 321 runs allowed. Here's the latest on the 40-35 club...
- Manager Jim Leyland tells Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports that he wants to manage, but understands if the Tigers decide to hire someone else after the season, when his contract expires. "I’ve always been a believer in this: If somebody thinks that they can get somebody better, they should get him," Leyland said. "That’s what an owner should do.” Wins are the bottom line, even for an accomplished manager like Leyland, as Rosenthal explains
- The Tigers announced that they optioned Adam Wilk and Danny Worth to Triple-A to create 25-man roster space for Brandon Inge, who is now healthy, and right-hander Ryan Perry. The moves didn't impact Detroit's 40-man roster, which is currently full.
- Earlier in the week, John Autin of Baseball-Reference pointed out that Al Alburquerque is on a pace to challenge some historic marks this season. The Tigers signed the right-hander last November after the Rockies cut him loose. MLBTR's Tim Dierkes recently checked in on Alburquerque and other prospects who were dealt in July of 2009.