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Morning Prowl: Jhonny Peralta, Duane Below, John Bale

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 Non-Roster Invitee John Bale #66 of the Detroit Tigers pitches during the game against the Toronto Blue Jays at Joker Marchant Stadium on March 1, 2011 in Lakeland, Florida. The Tigers defeated the Blue Jays 6-2.
Non-Roster Invitee John Bale #66 of the Detroit Tigers pitches during the game against the Toronto Blue Jays at Joker Marchant Stadium on March 1, 2011 in Lakeland, Florida. The Tigers defeated the Blue Jays 6-2.

Just a short look at some stories today, but we opted for quality over quantity in today's Morning Prowl.

Tigers.com: Jhonny Peralta's consistency at shortstop valuable to Tigers
Will Rhymes said Peralta reminds him of watching Polanco. Let's hope Will is as good an analyst as he is a tweeter!

Detroit News: 33rd spring training brings first pitch -- a strike on inside corner
Tom Gage of the Detroit News threw out the first pitch in Lakeland Tuesday. Go Tom Go!

Detroit News: Tigers have huge popularity, scouting presence in Venezuela
Gage also wrote a nice piece about the popularity of the Tigers in Venezuela and how they're finding more prospects from there.

Motor City Bengals: Paging John Bale
Bale is a non-roster invitee southpaw and one of the oldest players in camp. Good luck to him.

MLive: Small-town pitcher Duane Below making an impression on Tigers
Steve Kornacki with a story about the pride of Lake Michigan College.

Motor City Bengals: Jim Leyland and the LOOGy
John Parent looks at how Jim Leyland used his lefty-one-out-guys during the past several seasons.

Beck's Blog: Schlereth update: Hamstring feeling better

Tigers Den: Tigers Projections : Brandon Inge and his...Silver Slugger
This about sums it up: The thing we know about Inge is that he is one of those players who is worth more to a team than his offense….obviously Inge is one of those players based solely on that glaring consensus of a projected batting average.

Indians: Tribe nearing deal with free-agent Johnson
The Indians are close to signing free-agent first baseman Nick Johnson, according to a source with knowledge of the situation. The deal would include an invitation to attend Spring Training with the Tribe.

Detroit News: Tigers have huge popularity, scouting presence in Venezuela
Gage also wrote a nice piece about the popularity of the Tigers in Venezuela and how they're finding more prospects from there.

Twinsbaseball.com: No timetable for Mauer to see game action
Injury news on Michael Cuddyer as well.