Originally posted on The Majors Detroit  |  Last updated 11/29/12
Earlier on in the week it looked as though the Tigers free agent wheels were turning with the news that Tigers owner Mike Ilitch was discussing Rafael Soriano with super agent Scott Boras. And given the working relationship that the longtime Tigers owner and Boras have it seemed almost like a matter of time that a deal would get done and Soriano would be closing games for the Tigers in 2013. However, in a Thursday morning phone call to the Detroit News’ Lynn Henning, Tigers general manager Dave Dombrowski denied that the team had any interest in Soriano and that hard throwing pitching prospect Bruce Rondon would get every opportunity in Spring Training to earn the job. Just got off phone with Dombrowski. Made it clear Tigers are NOT shopping for a closer. Will go to camp giving Rondon every shot to win job. — Lynn G. Henning (@Lynn_Henning) November 29, 2012 Dombrowski believes they have back-end insurance in case Rondon isn’t ready: Benoit, Dotel, Coke, Alburquerque, etc. Lots of certitude… —
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