Detroit Tigers Links: Victor Martinez's resurrection & sizing up the division leaders

Rick Osentoski-USA TODAY Sports

Victor Martinez's resurrection, sizing up the division leaders, and Fernando Rodney gets locked in dugout bathroom. These stories and more in today's Morning Prowl.

Tigers links:

Dotel done for season with forearm tightness
Beck's Blog, Jason Beck

Octavio Dotel's streak of World Series appearances appears to be over.

V-Mart's Resurrection Nothing Short of Amazing
Where Have You Gone, Johnny Grubb?,

Rick Sutcliffe, the big right-handed pitcher of the 1980s, once spoke of winning the National League Comeback Player of the Year Award, which he did in 1987.

Sizing up the division leaders
SweetSpot Blog, David Schoenfield

Miguel Cabrera needs to be covered in bubble wrap. I say this jokingly, as the Tigers have a 7.5-game lead over the Indians in the AL Central, so they can’t afford to play it super safe with Cabrera yet.

Scherzer Trails Darvish in Raw Run Prevention
Tiger Tales, Lee Panas

It looks like it could be a somewhat contentious Cy Young race in the American League.

Time for Detroit Tigers to Give Miguel Cabrera Some Rest
Motor City Bengals, Matt Snyder

Miguel Cabrera was removed from Friday night’s rain-shortened 7-2 win over the Cleveland Indians due to what has been dubbed "abdominal irritation."

Around the AL Central:

MLB Final Score/Recap: Mike Aviles' ninth-inning grand slam breaks scoreless tie, Indians finally beat Tigers 4-0
Let's Go Tribe

The Indians snap an overall five-game losing streak and a seven-game losing streak to the Tigers.

Royals avoid sweep, cruise to easy 5-0 victory
Royals Review, Connor Moylan

Not even the umpires could mess with James Shields on Sunday.

Twins 4, Rangers 2: Correia Beguiles Texas
Twinkie Town

Kevin Correia spins seven gem-like innings under the hot Texas sun.

Red Sox 7, White Sox 6: Poor control, bad break seals sweep
South Side Sox, Jim Margalus

Andre Rienzo digs an early hole, and a costly (and undeserved) error puts the game out of reach.

Elsewhere in baseball:

The most disappointing teams of 2013
Baseball Nation, Grant Brisbee

Say, have you noticed that some teams haven't had the season they were expecting?

Fernando Rodney gets locked in dugout bathroom at O.co Coliseum
Yahoo! Sports, Mark Townsend

The Rays averted one crisis on Friday when ace and scheduled starting pitcher David Price finally arrived at the ballpark after a near two-hour and $202 taxi ride.

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