Originally written on Pro Sports Daily  |  Last updated 11/17/14
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They may be struggling, but they're not standing still. The Detroit Tigers dropped three games under .500 again Tuesday with a second straight loss at Boston, 6-3. After slipping to 23-26, the Tigers announced they were optioning veteran Ryan Raburn back to Class AAA Toledo to work out his hitting problems. Second base has been the one big problem position for Detroit this season, with the Tigers getting the lowest production in the majors at the position. Brandon Inge was tried briefly and then designated for assignment, and he was picked up by Oakland after he cleared waivers. "There's been too many dead spots in our lineup so far this year," manager Jim Leyland said. "We show signs of breaking out of it at times, but we just haven't done it consistently." Now Raburn has been sent to the minors in hopes he can get started on his traditional hot second half at little sooner this year. This is the third straight season Raburn has not hit in the first half, but this year's ...
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