Detroit Tigers Links: Doug Fister Scheduled to Throw Side Session & Brandon Inge's Terrible Swing

April 21, 2012; Detroit, MI, USA; Detroit Tigers second baseman Brandon Inge (15) flicks the ball to first for an out during the seventh inning against the Texas Rangers at Comerica Park. Mandatory Credit: Rick Osentoski-US PRESSWIRE


AL Central Standings

W L PCT GB STRK
Cleveland 9 7 .562 0 Lost 1
Chicago 10 8 .555 0 Lost 2
Detroit 10 8 .555 0 Lost 3
Minnesota 5 14 .263 5.5 Lost 5
Kansas City 4 14 .222 6 Won 1

(updated 4.26.2012 at 6:35 AM EDT)


Doug Fister is schedule to throw a bullpen side session today, Brandon Inge has a horrible approach at the plate, and Toledo's Brad Eldred is on quite the tear so far. These stories and more in today's Morning Prowl.

Fister scheduled to throw side session Thursday - Beck's Blog
A short but sweet update on Doug Fister from Jason Beck. With Adam Wilk being sent down last night, Fister may be closer to coming back than we think.

Brandon Inge’s Plate Approach: Bad as it Seems - Motor City Bengals, Garret Craig
I'm probably going to regret linking this, but the stats (small sample size and all) are too astounding to ignore.

Ex-Tiger Jeremy Bonderman has surgery to attempt MLB comeback - The Detroit News, Larry Lage
"'I'd like to get into a camp next spring and maybe start off the season in the minor leagues,' the 29-year-old Bonderman said in a telephone interview Wednesday. 'I just want another shot and give it one more chance.'"

Toledo Mud Hens' Brad Eldred hits fifth home run in three days, 13th of season - MLive, Chris Iott
Before yesterday, Elred had as many home runs this season as the entire Kansas City Royals roster.

There are Six Other Team that are Just as Bad (or Good) as the 10-7 Tigers - Walkoff Woodward, Josh Worn
To be perfectly honest, I stopped reading this halfway through and went to McDonalds for a cheeseburger and fries. Click over and you'll see why.

Whitecap Wednesday: Eugenio Suarez off to a Hot Start in West Michigan - The Tigers Den, Matt Snyder
A nice look at one of the Tigers' up-and-coming prospects. Suarez is a 20-year old Venezuelan shortstop who will soon be shooting up the Tigers' prospect rankings.

Around the AL Central:

Royals Use the Long Ball to End Losing Streak - Royals Review, Jeff Zimmerman
Billy Butler hit two home runs, which was awesome for my [REMOVED] and also good for the Royals.

Game 16: Royals 8, Indians 2 - Let's Go Tribe
"The Indians were out-pitched and out-hit by the Royals, who snapped their 12-game losing streak."

A's 5, White Sox 4; Santiago blows game in the 14th - South Side Sox
"Any White Sox fan who watched this game immediately had their life shortened by three months." Meanwhile, everyone else loved it.

Elsewhere in Baseball:

Michael Pineda Diagnosed With Torn Labrum, Surgery Scheduled for May 1st - Pinstripe Alley
"Pineda is expected to miss a full year of time while recovering from the arthroscopic procedure, Brian Cashman told reporters. The Yankees are targeting May 1, 2013 for Pineda to be back on a big league mound."

Albert Pujols no longer baseball's best hitter - ESPN, David Schoenfield
Well, at least Tigers fans aren't the ones overreacting about stuff.

Picture of the Day: Meet your dad, Josh Willingham - HardballTalk, Aaron Gleeman
Believe it or not, there are things bigger than baseball in this world. This picture is one of them.

Weirdest batting stance ever? Alex Buccilli from Coastal Carolina has a strong claim - Big League Stew, Kevin Kaduk
And I thought Kevin Youkilis' stance was bad...

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