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Octavio Dotel Retires After 15 Seasons

If you mention the year 1999 to a Mets fan, one-of-two things comes to mind. Either you see Robin Ventura’s grand-slam-single that ended game five of the National League Championship Series or you see Kenny Rogers walking in the winning run that sealed that series for the Braves. Game five will always be Ventura’s game and despite his late game heroics, one man made sure he...
Via Mets Merized Online
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Tigers' Octavio Dotel feels good after rehab outing, will pitch again today

After numerous setbacks, Octavio Dotel may be on the right path finally.  The Detroit Tigers' veteran reliever threw a scoreless inning in relief yesterday at High-A Lakeland, and he should continue progressing from there.  Dotel has been on the DL since April.  As he has has tried to come back, he hit road block after road block.  Now, things are looking like he might be...
Via MLB Injury News
August 14, 2013  |  Discuss

Octavio Dotel got "Valdespined" by a comebacker

In a bit of humorous news (humorous because there was no injury involved), Octavio Dotel got to feel the panic Jordany Valdespin felt when he saw a Justin Verlander fastball heading toward his…well…nether-region.  Dotel was pitching for the Tigers yesterday when a ball was hit back up the middle.  It clipped Dotel in the very same nether-region that Valdespin chose not protect...
Via MLB Injury News
April 11, 2013  |  Discuss

Dotel becomes glue for Tigers

LAKELAND, Fla. -- Tigers late-inning reliever Octavio Dotel is one of those players who becomes glue for a ballclub. He often takes the mound and patches together a game on the verge of breaking the other way, and is a clubhouse leader who brings professionalism and harmony. Dotel threw five innings of no-hit relief in the 2012 playoffs and was central in Game 1 of the American...
Via Fox Sports Detroit
February 16, 2013  |  Discuss

The cost of letting Octavio Dotel go

Earlier, I wondered aloud how different the record of the 2012 St. Louis Cardinals in close games would have been had they kept reliever Octavio Dotel. This time, let’s look at the situation from financial perspective. In reality, the cost of acquiring Dotel in the first place was an unidentifiable percentage of Colby Rasmus, shipped off to Toronto. The cost to keep him in 2012...
Via The Cardinal Nation blog
August 12, 2012  |  Discuss

Tigers activate Dotel from DL

Reliever Octavio Dotel, on the 15-day disabled list since June 3 with right elbow inflammation, has been activated by the Tigers. Dotel is 1-2 with a 4.42 ERA in 21 appearances for the Tigers this season. Pitcher Thad Weber was sent to Toledo to make room for Dotel.
Via Fox Sports Detroit
June 19, 2012  |  Discuss

Tigers' Dotel goes on disabled list

The Tigers on Tuesday placed reliever Octavio Dotel on the 15-day disabled list, retroactive to June 3, with right elbow inflammation. Luke Putkonen has been called up from Triple-A Toledo to replace him on the active roster. Dotel's elbow woes started during his last outing, against the Yankees on June 2. Tests thus far have shown no structural damage. Dotel is 1-2 with...
Via Fox Sports Detroit
June 12, 2012  |  Discuss

Detroit Tigers preview and predictions: Octavio Dotel

New Tiger Octavio Dotel Octavio Dotel takes the phrase “living out of a suitcase” literally.  Playing for 13 teams in his career, that suitcase has probably been replaced two or three times because of the wear and tear.  Dotel now finds himself in a Detroit Tigers uniform, looking to contribute to an already dominant back end of the bullpen. REGRESSION: WHIP – With TOR and...
Via Detroit Sports 360
March 05, 2012  |  Discuss

Octavio Dotel - Have Arm Will Travel

Before the gas prices made it prohibitive, RVing was a major retirement goal for people in this country. Every neighborhood had at least one of the mobile fortresses parked in someone's yard. A popular method the merry travelers employed to tell the world where they had been was to put stickers on the back of the RV. These stickers could be states or they could be from major...
Via The Flagrant Fan
December 11, 2011  |  Discuss

Tigers confirm deal with Dotel

DETROIT -- The Tigers made it official on Friday, announcing that they have agreed to terms on a one-year contract with veteran right-handed reliever Octavio Dotel. There is also a club option for the 2013 season. We are pleased to add an established reliever like Octavio Dotel, said Dave Dombrowski, Tigers president, chief executive officer and general manager. He has been successful...
Via Fox Sports Detroit
December 09, 2011  |  Discuss
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