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WATCH: Small additions could benefit Blue Jays but draw ire of fans

With the addition of Al Alburquerque, Tim and Sid talk about the the small additions the Toronto Blue Jays have made this offseason and why fans are still hoping for a big signing.
Via SportsNetCanada
January 18, 2018  |  Discuss

Blue Jays, Al Alburquerque agree to minor league deal

The Blue Jays are in agreement with veteran right-hander Al Alburquerque on a minor league contract with an invite to Major League Spring Training, reports Shi Davidi of Sportsner (Twitter link).The 31-year-old Alburquerque was a fixture in the Tigers’ bullpen from 2011-15, appearing in a total of 241 games and totaling 225 innings of 3.20 ERA ball. Alburquerque has long shown a...
Via MLB Trade Rumors
January 18, 2018  |  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 jobs...
Via isportsweb.com
January 26, 2015  |  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 bra and...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
May 29, 2014  |  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 ball...
Via Larry Brown Sports
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

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 Mlive.com, 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 Mlive.com, 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

Tigers reliever hit in head during batting practice

Before Friday's game with the Baltimore Orioles, Tigers setup man Al Alburqueque was playing catch with a teammate down the left field line when Orioles utilityman Robert Andino hit a line drive in his direction. Alburquerque didn't see it and apparently didn't get a "heads up" from any of the O's. Alburquerque was taken to the hospital and was diagnosed with a concussion. MLB...
Via It's Always Sunny in Detroit
August 13, 2011  |  Discuss

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