Angels bid farewell to Navarro after trade to Orioles

Earlier in the week, the Los Angeles Angels designated outfielder/first baseman Efren Navarro for assignment.The move was made to free up roster space for recently-signed reliever Al Alburquerque, and as expected Navarro didn't clear waivers.On Tuesday, it was announced by Jon Paul Morosi of FOX Sports that the Halos had dealt Navarro to the Baltimore Orioles for cash considerations...
Via Fox Sports
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Return of the PCP Mailbox (AKA There’s Nothing Else Going On)

By Glen McKee and Nate Trop, Staff Reporters -  Yeah, we know, it’s been a while.  What have we been doing in that time, besides not writing? We’ve been waiting for the Angels to fill the hole in LF.  Sigh.  In the meantime, our mailbox at PCP headquarters is chock-full of people not asking us questions so we figured this would be a good time to answer them...
Via Angelswin
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Angels designate 1B/OF Navarro for assignment after Alburquerque signing

The Los Angeles Angels announced the signing of bullpen arm Al Alburquerque, according to In order to create a spot on the 40-man roster for the newly signed power right-hander, the Angels designated first baseman/outfielder Efren Navarro for assignment.Alburquerque is signed for a base salary of $1.1 million on a non-guaranteed contract for up to two seasons. Should the...
Via Fox Sports
23 days ago  |  Discuss

Angels sign Alburquerque, designate Navarro for assignment

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) The Los Angeles Angels have designated outfielder Efren Navarro for assignment. The team also announced the signing of reliever Al Alburquerque on Tuesday. Navarro has batted .246 in parts of four big league seasons with the Angels, playing both in the outfield and at first base. The 50th-round pick never got the chance at an everyday job in Anaheim, even...
Via AP on Fox
23 days ago  |  Discuss

Angels sign veteran reliever Al Alburquerque to 1-year deal

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) The Los Angeles Angels have signed veteran reliever Al Alburquerque to a one-year, $1.1 million contract. The Angels confirmed the signing Friday night. Alburquerque went 4-1 with a 4.21 ERA in a career-high 62 innings of relief for Detroit last season. He had spent his entire five-year big-league career with the Tigers, going 17-6 with a 3.20 ERA and 276...
Via AP on Fox
27 days ago  |  Discuss

Alburquerque Signs with Angels, and other Obscurities

First and foremost, the Los Angeles Angels have signed ex-Tiger Al Alburquerque to a one-year, $1.1 million dollar deal. It is a Major League contract, so he will have a chance to compete for a spot in the Angels bullpen. After the trade that sent Trevor Gott to the Nationals, the Angels were in desperate […]
Via Baseball Essential
27 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Angels add Alburquerque to bullpen mix

The Los Angeles Angels have made an addition to their 2016 bullpen.According to Jon Heyman, the club signed free agent right-hander Al Alburquerque to a one-year deal on Friday. The 29-year-old has spent the entirety of his five-year career with the Detroit Tigers, appearing in 241 games over that span. His best season to date was 2014, when he posted a 2.51 ERA and held right...
Via Fox Sports
27 days ago  |  Discuss

Arbitration decisions looming for the Detroit Tigers

The deadline for the Detroit Tigers to make decisions on whether or not to tender their pre-arbitration and arbitration eligible players is tomorrow, December 2nd. The Detroit Tigers have five players who are eligible for arbitration and at least four of them should be candidates to return. What exactly tendering an arbitration eligible player means is the Detroit Tigers have to...
Via The Majors Detroit
December 01, 2015  |  Discuss

Tigers' Alburquerque sidelined with hip problem

The Tigers pitching staff continues to take a beating. Reliever Al Alburquerque has been sidelined with a hip problem, a pain that has been bothering him for quite some time. After not pitching for eight days, Alburquerque tried to throw on Tuesday, but felt discomfort. He went for an MRI on Wednesday and the team was awaiting the results. "He was pretty much unavailable, and then...
Via Fox Sports
September 03, 2015  |  Discuss

Trade Targets to fix the Detroit Tigers 8th inning blues

We all know that the Detroit Tigers would be wise to be sellers at the 2015 MLB trade deadline, but we also know that is not how Owner Mike Illitch or President/General Manager Dave Dombroski roll. There are many more holes on this team than a set-up reliever that can successfully bridge the gap from the starter to Closer Joakim Soria, but today we will address several players that...
Via The Majors Detroit
July 22, 2015  |  Discuss

Dodgers Win On Walk-Off Balk After Rangers Pitcher’s Slight Flinch (Video)

There are lots of ways to lose a baseball game, but the Texas Rangers picked a pretty brutal one Thursday night. The Rangers were locked in a scoreless tie with the Los Angeles Dodgers entering the ninth inning but allowed the game-winning run to reach third base with two outs. That gave Dodgers batter Jimmy Rollins the chance to earn a clutch game-winning...
June 19, 2015  |  Discuss

Game 2015.29: Tigers at White Sox

And so the Blowpen, that creature that was almost starting to seem like a myth,  rears its ugly head. In retrospect, you could see this coming by the third inning. Simon was holding off the White Sox, but very inefficiently, up to 60 pitches before he got the 2nd out of the inning. Clearly this was going to be a game where the bullpen would be a factor. Unfortunately, in Tuesday’s...
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May 07, 2015  |  Discuss

Detroit Tigers Player Power Rankings: Jose Iglesias Cracks the Top Five

The Detroit Tigers hold the smallest of leads in the AL Central — at 17-9, they’re a half-game ahead of the Kansas City Royals. Which players are getting the job done so far? We break it down in our first Detroit Tigers Player Power Rankings of the season: 25. Hernan Perez: “We’re afraid to lose him on waivers” is becoming an increasingly less convincing argument to keeping...
Via The Detroit Sports Site
May 05, 2015  |  Discuss

Tigers continue to pound the ball, defeat Indians in series opener.

The Detroit Tigers went into Progressive Field and ruined the home opener for the Cleveland Indians, defeating the Tribe by a score of 8-4. The Tiger offense pounded out 18 hits on the afternoon and scored early and often against Cleveland starter Zach McAllister, chasing him after four plus innings. Alfredo Simon also made his regular season debut for the Tigers. He got off to...
Via The Majors Detroit
April 10, 2015  |  Discuss

Detroit Tigers: two shaky keys to an improved bullpen

Is it possible that the ultimate success of the 2015 Detroit Tigers bullpen rests largely on the impact provided by two guys who threw exactly zero pitches in 2014? It’s not only possible but it’s more than probable. GM Dave Dombrowski has brought in a slew of candidates to compete for playing time this year out of what will be a new-look bullpen. Back from 2014 with guaranteed...
January 26, 2015  |  Discuss

Tigers agree with right-hander Alburquerque on 1-year deal

  Relief pitcher Al Alburquerque and the Detroit Tigers have reached agreement on a one-year contract. The Tigers announced the deal Sunday. The right-hander was the last Tigers player left in salary arbitration. The 28-year-old Alburquerque was 3-1 with a 2.51 ERA in 72 games last year for the AL Central champions. He made $837,500 last season and asked for $2.05 million this year...
Via AP on Fox
January 25, 2015  |  Discuss

Reliever Al Alburquerque, Tigers reach 1-year deal

DETROIT (AP) Relief pitcher Al Alburquerque and the Detroit Tigers have reached agreement on a one-year contract. The Tigers announced the deal Sunday. The right-hander was the last Tigers player left in salary arbitration. The 28-year-old Alburquerque was 3-1 with a 2.51 ERA in 72 games last year for the AL Central champions. He made $837,500 last season and asked for $2.05 million...
Via AP on Fox
January 25, 2015  |  Discuss

Tigers, Alburquerque apparently avoid arbitration

DETROIT -- It appears that Tigers reliever Al Alburquerque has avoided arbitration. According to CBS Sports' Jon Heyman, Alburquerque and the Tigers agreed to a one-year contract for $1.725 million plus $12,500 if he makes 75 appearances. Alburquerque, 28, went 3-1 with a 2.51 ERA and 1.17 WHIP in 72 appearances last season.  He allowed just 46 hits in 57 1/3 innings while striking...
Via Fox Sports Detroit
January 24, 2015  |  Discuss

2014: The 6th Inning (8-10)

It’s like forgetting the words to your favorite song. You can’t believe it. You were always singing along. (So imagine what this could have been like without 6 games against inferior NL West opponents.) So the Detroit Tigers are now: SP Verlander SP Scherzer SP Sanchez SP Porcello SP Smyly RP Nathan RP Alburquerque RP Chamberlain RP Coke RP Hardy RP Smith RP Krol C Avila C Holaday...
Via Tigers Weblog
November 28, 2014  |  Discuss

2014: The 2nd Inning (14-4)

Were it not for that sweep-for-the-taking, regrettable Twins series at Comerica, this is a 16-2 run… So the Detroit Tigers are now: SP Verlander SP Scherzer SP Sanchez SP Porcello SP Smyly RP Nathan RP Alburquerque RP Chamberlain RP CokeRP Miller RP Reed RP Krol C Avila C Holaday 1B Cabrera 2B Kinsler SS RomineIF Worth 3B Castellanos IF-OF Kelly RF Hunter CF Jackson OF DavisOF...
Via Tigers Weblog
October 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Tigers’ Al Alburquerque Posts Photo In Daisy Dukes On Instagram

Detroit Tigers reliever Al Alburquerque posted a racy photo wearing daisy dukes and a bikini top on his Instagram page on Thursday during their game against the Oakland A’s. [@thescore] The post Tigers’ Al Alburquerque Posts Photo In Daisy Dukes On Instagram appeared first on Diehardsport.
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May 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Al Alburquerque is an odd dresser (PHOTO)

Tigers setup man Al Alburquerque dressed up in a female dominatrix outfit and posted a picture to Instagram while the Tigers were in Oakland as part of a rookie hazing joke.  Wait, Alburquerque is in his fourth year? There is no excuse for this.  None.  Ever. via Instagram [via Instagram]
Via It's Always Sunny in Detroit
May 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Al Alburquerque sports studded leather bra, panties in clubhouse

Um … yeah. No reason has been offered for this, but no reason or explanation is really necessary, right? It is what it is. And that “is” is Detroit Tigers relief pitcher Al Alburquerque donning a studded leather bra, leather panties and a complimentary leather studded hat in the clubhouse on Wednesday at some point […] The post Tigers’ Al Alburquerque sports studded leather...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
May 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Series Preview #16: Cleveland Indians (22-25) at Baltimore Orioles (23-21)

It is amazing how three games can change the entire outlook on a season. The Cleveland Indians look to ride the momentum of a huge three-game sweep as they head east to Baltimore for four games with the Orioles beginning Thursday night. After being battered by the Oakland Athletics over the weekend, the Indians (22-25) hosted the American League’s best in the Detroit Tigers. The...
Via Did The Tribe Win Last Night?
May 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Tom Hamilton calls walk off balk and it’s glorious

One of our favorite announcers in sports is Cleveland Indians radio play by play man Tom Hamilton.  Nobody in sports does a walk-off like the Indians announcer and his dueling calls with Hawk Harrelson on last swing Indians victories over the White Sox are a national treasure. So who else would you rather have at the mic for the unique scene of a walk off balk? The Indians won a...
Via Awful Announcing
May 22, 2014  |  Discuss
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