Tigers send Alburquerque to Toledo

While his teammates headed for Texas Wednesday night, Al Alburquerque made a much shorter trip. Although it wasn't announced until Thursday morning, the Tigers sent Alburquerque to Toledo after he struggled once again to throw strikes in Wednesday's 7-5 loss to Houston. Jim Leyland, who prides himself on never being negative to the media about one of his players, couldn...
Via Fox Sports Detroit
May 16, 2013  |  Discuss

Yoenis Cespedes Intends to Kiss His Bat After Hitting the Ball Hard Against Al Alburquerque

The Athletics would prefer if their revenge against Al Alburquerque came in the form of three straight wins, but Yoenis Cespedes could give the Tigers reliever a taste of his own medicine at some point. Alburquerque drew the ire of the A's on Sunday when he kissed the baseball before flipping it to first on a ninth-inning groundout off the bat of Cespedes. Oakland outfielder...
October 08, 2012  |  Discuss

Alburquerque's kiss draws mixed reaction

Detroit Tigers reliever Al Alburquerque might have angered some of the Oakland A's players in his one-batter appearance in the ninth inning Sunday in Game 2 of the AL Division Series. Alburquerque was brought in to face Yoenis Cespedes with runners on first and third and two outs. He caught a bouncer back to him, took a couple of steps to first and then kissed the baseball...
Via Pro Sports Daily
October 07, 2012  |  Discuss

Al Alburquerque kiss angers A’s

Tigers relief pitcher Al Alburquerque angered some Oakland A’s by kissing the baseball after inducing a ground out during Game 2 of the ALDS on Sunday.Alburquerque relieved Phil Coke in the 9th and got A’s slugger Yoenis Cespedes to ground out with men on first and third to end the inning. After the ball was hit back to him, he took a few steps toward first before kissing the...
Via Larry Brown Sports
October 07, 2012  |  Discuss

Reddick rips Alburquerque

Tigers pitcher Al Alburquerque kissed the ball before flipping it to first after fielding a grounder on Sunday, and Josh Reddick thought it was a classless move.

Via The Detroit Sports Site
October 07, 2012  |  Discuss

Tigers pitcher kisses ball after fielding grounder

Has this ever happened before? After fielding a ground ball, Tigers reliever Al Alburquerque had enough time to kiss the ball before throwing it to first base and getting the runner. Lucky for Alburquerque, there was no error on the play. Or there would have been a lot of beers thrown on him in the locker room. GIF via @WorldofIsaac
Via Diehardsport
October 07, 2012  |  Discuss

Alburquerque's elbow inflammed

DETROIT -- Al Alburquerque's comeback from surgery on his right(pitching) elbow has suffered a minor setback.He was in Detroit on Saturday and diagnosed with minorinflammation in the elbow by team doctors.Alburquerque, who's been on a minor-league rehab assignmentsince July 24, said he felt some tenderness in the elbow after throwing 44pitches over 2 23 innings for the Toledo...
Via Fox Sports Detroit
August 18, 2012  |  Discuss

Tigers reliever Al Alburquerque could be back with Tigers before September

One of the biggest Tigers mysteries this season has been the status of right-handed reliever Al Alburquerque. Alburquerque has missed the entire season thus far after undergoing surgery to fix a stress fracture in his elbow during the offseason. Currently he’s been rehabbing in Triple-A Toledo and according to James Schmehl of, Alburquerque could be back with the Tigers...
Via The Majors Detroit
August 16, 2012  |  Discuss

Alburquerque could be back soon for Tigers

The Detroit Tigers could use a spark for the second half of the season. They may just get one from within the organization. Relief pitcher Al Alburquerque, according to, could possibly return sometime soon for the Tigers. “Al Alburquerque is moving forward in a throwing program while rehabilitating from offseason elbow surgery and could start pitching in games sometime...
Via The Majors Detroit
June 30, 2012  |  Discuss

Alburquerque Undergoes Elbow Surgery, Out Until All-Star Break

The Tigers announced today that reliever Al Alburquerque has undergone elbow surgery and will be out until at least the all-star break. The procedure involved the insertion of a screw into his elbow in order to stabilize a non-displaced fracture.  I'm not a doctor, but that sounds pretty serious to me and am not counting on him contributing to the Tigers at all this year. ...
Via Tiger Tales
December 16, 2011  |  Discuss

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