Detroit Tigers prospect Nick Castellanos says he gets more comfortable in left field every day
MLive, Chris Iott
On a related note, Andy Dirks has gotten off to a slow start, but a .214 BABIP hasn't helped.
Former -- possibly future -- Tigers closer Jose Valverde works out in Lakeland today
Detroit Free Press, Dick Scanlon
If Valverde is truly hitting 95+ mph on the radar gun again, this is very good news.
Around the AL Central:
Sweepin' It Up
Royals Review, Clark Fosler
"Hell, even me starting this game recap early could not phase the 2013 Royals. Win, sweep, first place."
Nationals 5, White Sox 2: Gavin gonna Gavin!
South Side Sox
Apparently this game was slightly delayed because the umpires were stuck in traffic. Knowing D.C., I'm surprised they're not still stuck on the Beltway.
"Except that Konerko apparently had very different ideas of what he was capable of doing as he headed toward his mid-30s, and in the past three years, he provided an example not only of the limits of what sabermetrics can reasonably assert about player performance, but showed that much of what a player can do lies in his own hands."
Elsewhere in Baseball:
The Branch Rickey Miracle
Baseball Nation, Steven Goldman