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Alex Avila was officially diagnosed with a concussion, Terry Francona basically says he'd manage the Tigers (/homerism), and Brennan Boesch is bad at baseball. These stories and more Triple Crown talk in today's Morning Prowl.
AL Central Standings
Ex-manager Terry Francona tells CBS Sports he'd consider 'the right job'
The Detroit News, Tony Paul
Personally, I would love to see Francona as the next Tigers manager. He would be a great fit with the current roster and would provide a seamless transition from Jim Leyland once he decides to retire.
"Avila was initially diagnosed as having a sprained jaw, but he underwent an evaluation and a CT scan late Tuesday that revealed he had suffered a mild concussion. He'll be evaluated again once his headaches subside."
SHUT. HIM. DOWN.
A Somewhat Surprising Thing About the Somewhat Unsurprising Tigers
FanGraphs Baseball, Jeff Sullivan
h/t Tokarz for posting this in the comments yesterday.
The most unwelcome return of the tigerfly
Roar of the Tigers, Samara Pearlstein
Sad tigerfly is sad.
It Could Be Worse: Saddest. Lineup. Move. Ever.
Motor City Bengals, H. Jose Bosch
I'm quickly becoming a fan of Jose's silver lining mentality.
Around the AL Central:
Royals 3, White Sox 0: Popping up in the clutch
South Side Sox, Jim Margalus
"Aside from De Aza, who went 4-for-5 with a double and a triple, and Rios (3-for-4), the White Sox couldn't make good contact. Chen induced seven pop-ups by himself."
Royals Not Dead Yet, Defeat White Sox 3-0
Twins 6, Indians 4: Hendriks Notches First Win, Willingham Shines
Liam Hendriks won his first career decision despite being with the Twins for what seems like four seasons (but is probably only four months).
Elsewhere in Baseball:
On broadcasting expectations
The Hardball Times, Chris Lund
An interesting look at regional broadcasters, though I think we're still spoiled by the greatness that is Vin Scully.