JOE NATHAN NEWS

Can Joe Nathan help the Mets bullpen?

The winter was a busy one for Sandy Alderson and the New York Mets. Bringing back Yoenis Cespedes capped off the successful offseason. In addition to Cespedes, the Mets signed Asdrubal Cabrera, Antonio Bastardo and Alejandro De Aza. Neil Walker was acquired from the Pittsburgh Pirates in exchange for pitcher, Jon Niese. Despite all the new players, Mets management continues to look...
Via Baseball Essential
February 04, 2016  |  Discuss

Tigers decline $10 million option on Nathan

DETROIT (AP) -- The Tigers have declined their $10 million option on reliever Joe Nathan, making the 40-year-old closer eligible for free agency. Detroit's decision to decline the option, which costs the team a $1 million buyout, was not a surprise. Nathan faced only one batter this year and missed the rest of the season with a torn ligament in his pitching elbow. Nathan signed with...
Via Fox Sports Detroit
November 03, 2015  |  Discuss

The Tigers officially decline Joe Nathan’s 2016 club option

DETROIT, MI – JUNE 30: Joe Nathan #36 of the Detroit Tigers watches the action from the dugout during the game against the Oakland Athletics at Comerica Park on June 30, 2014 in Detroit, Michigan. The Tigers defeated the Athletics 5-4. (Photo by Leon Halip/Getty Images) The comedic Joe Nathan era with the Tigers has officially come to an end. Today the Tigers declined the $10...
Via The Majors Detroit
November 03, 2015  |  Discuss

Hahahaha, Joe Nathan wants to pitch in 2016

Sources tell SB Nation’s Chris Cotillo that Detroit Tigers pitcher Joe Nathan wants to pitch in 2016… Source: Joe Nathan still planning on pitching next season. Tigers hold $10M option on him, which appears likely to be declined. — Chris Cotillo (@ChrisCotillo) November 2, 2015 Hahahahahahaha, that’s hilarious. Cotillo is right to point out that the Detroit Tigers hold...
Via The Majors Detroit
November 02, 2015  |  Discuss

How do you fix the Detroit Tigers? You probably can’t…

How do you fix the Detroit Tigers? You probably can’t. However there could be that temporary solution for the and that’s getting the over $47 million dollars in recoverable injured players healthy. That number doesn’t even include the $10 million dollars the Tigers are paying Joe Nathan to recover from Tommy John. But for the most part why can’t the Tigers be fixed? First...
Via The Majors Detroit
June 02, 2015  |  Discuss

Tigers closer Nathan undergoes elbow surgery

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) Detroit Tigers closer Joe Nathan underwent season-ending Tommy John and flexor repair surgery Wednesday. Nathan, who is in the final season of a two-year $20 million contract with the Tigers, confirmed the surgery Thursday. He logged 35 saves in 2014 for the Tigers. Nathan, 40, logged one save this year in the season opener at Minnesota, but went on the disabled...
Via AP on Fox
April 30, 2015  |  Discuss

Motor City Uncut 60: Joe Nathan probably saved the Tigers from themselves (AUDIO)

JOE NATHAN’S BIGGEST SAVE OF THE YEAR? Joe Nathan’s biggest save of his Tigers career very well could have come with his season ending UCL injury. Ironically the veteran closer may have saved the Tigers from themselves in their consistent pursuit of putting him in during the 9th instead Joakim Soria who probably should of had the job from the very beginning. RED WINGS PLAYOFF...
Via The Majors Detroit
April 24, 2015  |  Discuss

Detroit Tigers: What Nathan injury means

The Detroit Tigers have taken a blow to an already questionable bullpen that needs every healthy arm possible. Unfortunately, closer Joe Nathan is the blow the bullpen took as he will not be one of those arms this season. Nathan, 40, tore both the ulnar collateral ligament and flexor pronator in his right elbow in his rehab start for the Toledo Mud Hens and is now officially out...
Via isportsweb.com
April 24, 2015  |  Discuss

Nathan’s UCL Snaps Like A Hot Dog

The Tigers announced that Joe Nathan had a torn UCL and would require season-ending Tommy John surgery. This could be the end of a once-illustrious career. To commemorate all that Nathan has done for baseball, this Fourth of July, at Nathan's Hot Dog Eating Contest, they will be eating Nathan's discarded elbow tendons. Takeru Kobayashi said, "I'll be training on udon and Brandon...
Via Razzball
April 24, 2015  |  Discuss

Tigers Joe Nathan Out For Season With Torn UCL

Detroit Tigers closer Joe Nathan is done for the season with a torn UCL and tendon, according to Bob Nightingale of USA Today. Joe Nathan has torn UCL and tendon. Season over #Tigers — Bob Nightengale (@BNightengale) April 23, 2015 Nathan, 40, attempted to return from an elbow injury and was scheduled to throw 25 pitches in Wednesday’s minor league rehab game until he noticed...
Via Baseball Essential
April 23, 2015  |  Discuss

Tigers closer Nathan out for year with torn elbow ligament

DETROIT (AP) Tigers closer Joe Nathan will miss the rest of the season with a torn ligament in his pitching elbow. Nathan tore his ulnar collateral ligament on Wednesday while pitching on a minor-league rehabilitation assignment with Triple-A Toledo. Hoping to show he was ready to come off the disabled list, he tore both his previously strained flexor pronator and his UCL. Detroit...
Via AP on Fox
April 23, 2015  |  Discuss

Tigers’ Joe Nathan out for season with torn UCL

Tigers closer Joe Nathan will miss the rest of the 2015 season due to a torn UCL. Bob Nightengale of USA Today Sports first reported the news on the 6-time All-Star reliever. Joe Nathan has torn UCL and tendon. Season over #Tigers — Bob Nightengale (@BNightengale) April 23, 2015 Nathan’s career is also up for question due […]
Via Full Scale Sports
April 23, 2015  |  Discuss

Joe Nathan to have Tommy John surgery, miss season

By TOC Locker The Detroit Tigers bullpen situation just got a bit more interesting. Closer Joe Nathan, placed on the DL earlier this month, will miss the rest of the season after tearing both his UCL and his flexor pronator tendon in his right elbow. Nathan will soon have season-ending Tommy John surgery. Joe Nathan has UCL tear as well as flexor pronator tear, will have Tommy...
Via The Outside Corner
April 23, 2015  |  Discuss

Joe Nathan’s 2015 season ends with torn UCL, Tommy John up next

Tigers closer Joe Nathan was diagnosed with a torn UCL Thursday morning according to Jon Heyman of CBS Sports which was first reported by Bob Nightengale of USA Today. joe nathan has a torn UCL and is out for the year, as @BNightengale reported — Jon Heyman (@JonHeymanCBS) April 23, 2015 Working his way back from a flexor strain, the 40-year old Nathan aggravated the injury...
Via The Majors Detroit
April 23, 2015  |  Discuss

Tigers reliever Nathan feels 'pop' during rehab appearance

DETROIT (AP) Tigers reliever Joe Nathan left a rehab outing Wednesday after pitching less than an inning, and Detroit manager Brad Ausmus says the 40-year-old right-hander felt a ''pop'' while throwing a fastball. Ausmus says Nathan was being evaluated. He was pitching for Triple-A Toledo while trying to work his way back from a right elbow strain. Nathan struck out the only batter...
Via AP on Fox
April 22, 2015  |  Discuss

Nathan Saves Tigers From Using Him For Saves

If you had 75 hours into the season for when Joakim Soria would become the closer in Detroit, you win a brand new car*! *Prizes not included (there's no car; stop being greedy, you instead get words pieced together by the Fantasy Master Lothario). The Tigers' pen is more of a pencil and a dull one at that. Where for art thou, Willie Hernandez? My kingdom for Todd Jones! Poopie...
Via Razzball
April 09, 2015  |  Discuss

Tigers send Nathan to DL, bring up Hardy

DETROIT (AP) -- Joe Nathan is headed to the disabled list with a strained right elbow. The Detroit closer struck out the only batter he faced in Monday's opener, getting the save in a 4-0 victory over Minnesota, but general manager Dave Dombrowski said after Wednesday's game a flexor problem has bothered Nathan since around the end of last week. The Tigers will recall left-hander...
Via AP on Fox
April 08, 2015  |  Discuss

Tigers putting closer Nathan on DL with elbow strain

DETROIT (AP) Joe Nathan is headed to the disabled list with a strained right elbow. The Detroit closer struck out the only batter he faced in Monday's opener, getting the save in a 4-0 victory over Minnesota, but general manager Dave Dombrowski said after Wednesday's game a flexor problem has bothered Nathan since around the end of last week. The Tigers will recall left-hander Blaine...
Via AP on Fox
April 08, 2015  |  Discuss

Tigers Place Closer Joe Nathan on DL

The Detroit Tigers have shutout the Minnesota Twins two games in a row, but will have to continue winning without their closer, Joe Nathan, who was placed on the DL with a right flexor strain in his elbow.  Joakim Soria will close for the Tigers until Nathan returns. Nathan earned a one out save on Monday, in a 4-0 Tigers wins.  David Price pitched 8.2 innings of shutout...
Via We Talk Fantasy Sports
April 08, 2015  |  Discuss

Tigers’ closer Joe Nathan placed on the disabled list

The Detroit Tigers’ bullpen is already in mid-season form. The team announced following today’s game that closer Joe Nathan has been placed on the 15-day disabled list with an elbow flexor strain. To fill in Nathan’s space on the roster, the Tigers have called up lefty Blaine Hardy, an already familiar face from last year. No information was immediately provided on how Nathan...
Via Baseball Essential
April 08, 2015  |  Discuss

Sloppy Joe headed to the Disabled List

Joe Nathan to DL with right flexor strain. Joakim Soria to close. — Jason Beck (@beckjason) April 8, 2015 The Detroit Tigers have placed Closer Joe Nathan on the 15-Day Disabled List according to Jason Beck, the Tigers beat writer for MLB.com. The listed injury is a right elbow flexor strain. This means Joakim Soria will move into the Closers role. Nathan didn’t pitch in...
Via The Majors Detroit
April 08, 2015  |  Discuss

Detroit Tigers: Three bold predictions for 2015

The Detroit Tigers are getting close to starting their season and trying to make another run at the World Series in 2015. Last year, the Tigers got the early broom out of the playoffs as they were swept by the Baltimore Orioles in the American League Divisional Series. The Tigers are going to be competing in a very strong American League Central, and there are three bold predictions...
Via isportsweb.com
March 28, 2015  |  Discuss

Detroit Tigers: Consistency will win fans over for Nathan

Detroit Tigers closer Joe Nathan hasn’t been the most welcomed pitcher to the organization since arriving before the start of the 2014 season. Last year, Nathan finished the season with seven blown saves and a career high in ERA as a closer posting a number of 4.81. During that time last year, Nathan had an outing where after he closed the game, he gave the fans a gesture that...
Via isportsweb.com
March 15, 2015  |  Discuss

Joe Nathan back at it fighting with Detroit Tigers fans again

More often than not, a player, getting into spats with fans is a lose-lose proposition, regardless of whether or not firing back at them is justified or not. Detroit Tigers reliever Joe Nathan clearly didn’t learn this lesson the first time around last season. Nathan on Thursday was lustily booed by fans during an appearance...Read More The post Joe Nathan back at it fighting...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
March 13, 2015  |  Discuss

Joe Nathan is already going to war with Tigers fans

On Thursday, Joe Nathan was horrible for the Tigers in their 6-5 loss to the Phillies. Nathan recorded just two outs, allowed six runs (four earned) on five hits, and walked one without a strikeout. Tigers fans predictably, lustfully booed Nathan during his appearance, peaking when he was pulled in the middle of the inning. After the appearance, Nathan had some harsh words for the...
Via The Outside Corner
March 13, 2015  |  Discuss
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