Detroit Tigers Links: Bullpen battles continue & Prince Fielder's offseason training

Hannah Foslien

We still don't know who will close, Prince Fielder did some MMA training during the offseason, and Yu Darvish dominated the Astros. These stories and more in today's Morning Prowl.

Detroit Tigers' Phil Coke focused, not hung up on who will close: 'Go out there and do your job'
MLive, Chris Iott
Well, at least we all know which writer to blame now.

Tigers like strikeout specialist Al Alburquerque
The Detroit News, Tom Gage

"Alburquerque remains somewhat of a marvelous mystery man because he's so often been lights-out with the Tigers. But because of last season's elbow surgery, Alburquerque is not really established an extensive track record for anyone to grasp what he could do over an entire season."

Tigers' Prince Fielder dives right in thanks to off-season training
Detroit Free Press, Drew Sharp

"OK, his sliding needs a little work. But there's nothing but full respect in that clubhouse for Fielder's efforts this off-season. They see the difference and wonder what he's capable of achieving."

Let The Bullpen Panic Begin: Closers By Committee Gag In 9th, Tigers Lose
Walkoff Woodward, Grey Papke

"Before we get to the 9th inning, it’s probably worth noting that the Tigers should have done a lot better against Twins starter Kevin Correia. They scored just twice, in the 3rd and 5th, and Miguel Cabrera was responsible for both RBI."

Around the AL Central:

White Sox 5, Royals 2: Four home runs cover up three errors
South Side Sox
So apparently Ervin Santana's homer issues are still around.

Royals Fall to Sox by Three
Royals Review, Clark Fosler

"By the way, can anyone actually play any sort of defense for Chicago besides Gordon Beckham? And if not, why can't Kansas City muster more than two runs over eighteen innings?"

Elsewhere in Baseball:

Yu Darvish serves notice on baseball
SB Nation, Steve Goldman
Considering what Alexi Ogando did to the Houston Astros yesterday, I'd like to see Darvish dominate a real MLB team before we call him an ace.

Scott Boras was blindsided by Robinson Cano going with Jay-Z
HardballTalk, Craig Calcaterra
Sound like Cano had a moment of clarity, told Boras that he can't knock the hustle, and is ready to prove to the Yankees that money ain't a thang. According to Boras, it's just politics as usual.

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