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Detroit Tigers relying on Phil Coke, Blaine Hardy after passing on chances to add left-handed reliever

Detroit Tigers relying on Phil Coke, Blaine Hardy after passing on chances to add left-handed reliever

The Tigers did not put in a waiver claim for left-hander Matt Thornton, who was eventually picked up by the Washington Nationals. NEW YORK -- The Detroit Tigers could very well head down the stretch -- and even into the playoffs -- with Phil Coke and Blaine Hardy as the main left-handers in their bullpen. Anyone who predicted that in April of this season either knows everything or, more likely, knew nothing and just happened to get one thing right. The Detroit Tigers did not put a waiver claim in to get left-hander Matt Thornton, who ended up with the Washington...

Shaping the bullpen for the stretch run

Rich Hill’s debut with the Yankees on Tuesday night wasn’t exactly a lights-out performance. The 34-year-old journeyman, who was called up from Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre after lefty specialist Matt Thornton was traded to the Washington Nationals, came in against the Detroit Tigers in the top of 11th with a man on and two outs, allowing a […] The post Shaping the bullpen for the stretch run appeared first on The LoHud Yankees Blog.

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