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AAA: [61-83] International League – Toledo
AA: [76-66] Eastern League – Erie
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Glendale 9 v Mesa 13
Albert Almora: 4-5, 3R, 2B, HR, 3 RBI
Albert Almora homers (1) on a line drive to left field.
Albert Almora doubles (1) on a line drive to right fielder Jared Mitchell. Adrian Nieto scores. Dixon Machado scores.
Albert Almora singles on a sharp line drive to left fielder Brent Keys.
Albert Almora singles on a sharp ground ball to left fielder Brent Keys.
The Detroit Tigers have released outfielder Ryan Raburn.
Raburn started the 2012 season as a big part of Detroit's plans, but the 31-year-old hit just .171 in 66 games.
The Tigers also purchased the contracts of right-handers Bruce Rondon and Melvin Mercedes, and shortstop Dixon Machado from Triple-A Toledo. Detroit sent right-hander Tyler Stohr outright to Toledo.
Via AP on Fox
November 20, 2012
The Ryan Raburn era in Detroit came to a quiet end Tuesday afternoon.
In a press release announcing that the Tigers had added pitching prospects Melvin Mercedes and Bruce Rondon to the 40-man roster, along with shortstop Dixon Machado, there was a quiet mention that the Tigers had released Raburn.
Raburn played seven seasons for the Tigers, playing six positions, but none of them...
There is less than a week of competition left for the seven players from the Tigers' organization in the Arizona Fall League. Left-hander Andy Oliver has a 5.84 ERA; fellow southpaw Casey Crosby has a 1.54 ERA. Catcher Rob Brantly, 22, is hitting .378, and shortstop Dixon Machado -- the third-youngest player in the league at 19 -- is hitting .130.
So far, it has been a pretty mixed bag or results for Detroit Tigers prospects in the Arizona Fall League. The most important prospect out there is LHP Andy Oliver who the Tigers would like to compete for a spot in the starting rotation come 2012. So far, he has started six games for the Salt River Rafters. In those starts, he has a 5.84 ERA, and opponents are hitting .286 against...