Lynn Henning of the Detroit News has some Tigers tidbits today.
- The Tigers want to bring Kenny Rogers back, who has said Detroit is the only place he’ll play if he doesn’t retire.
- The team will finally go with Joel Zumaya in the closer role next year, but they’d like Todd Jones around as a backup. Jones’ first pick is Atlanta but it’s not known if they’re interested. The mustachioed closer earned $5MM this year.
- Henning indicates that the acquisition of Edgar Renteria will allow the Tigers to be content with a Marcus Thames/Timo Perez/Ryan Raburn combo in left field, instead of signing Geoff Jenkins. Maybe the Tigers don’t want to appear too desperate for Jenkins, or maybe they’re serious.