David Pauley is the first to admit he didn't get the job done in Detroit last season.
The right-handed reliever was part of a six-player trade with Seattle on July 30. He pitched in 39 games for the Mariners with a 2.15 ERA, and the Tigers wanted him to help shore up their bullpen as a setup man for All-Star closer Jose Valverde.
Instead, Pauley was rocked during his two months in Detroit, posting a 5.95 ERA in 14 games to go with two losses.
That wasn't what the Tigers expected from Pauley, who has worked as a starter and reliever after beginning his career with Boston. He's a wild card on the staff this year, someone who can set up but also make a spot start.
Detroit has at least one opening in the rotation, and manager Jim Leyland said Pauley would get a chance
''He was very good when he was in Seattle,'' Leyland said. ''Everybody has an opinion and it will all play itself out this spring.''
Even though Pauley didn't bring his A-game from Seattle, Leyland said he was giving...