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Detroit Tigers Links: Austin Jackson Begins Rehab Assignment & David Chadd Likes His Draft

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AL Central Standings

W L PCT GB STRK
Chicago 31 25 .553 0 Lost 2
Cleveland 30 25 .545 0.5 Won 2
Detroit 25 31 .446 6 Lost 3
Kansas City 24 31 .436 6.5 Lost 1
Minnesota 22 34 .392 9 Won 1

(updated 6.7.2012 at 12:35 AM EDT)


Austin Jackson is finally starting a rehab assignment, David Chadd is please with how the Tigers' draft turned out, and a complete list of all the Tigers' draft picks. These stories and a panicked fanbase in today's Morning Prowl.

Jackson heading to Toledo on rehab assignment (updated) - Beck's Blog
This might be the only good thing that happened in the Tigers organization yesterday.

Detroit Tigers VP David Chadd 'couldn't be more happy' with how team fared in draft - MLive, Chris Iott
Meanwhile, MLive commenters don't know why we didn't draft a major league-ready 2nd baseman.

2012 MLB draft: Complete list of Tigers picks - The Detroit News
I hope that Austin Schotts makes the bigs because the opportunities to make puns about his name are endless.

Keeping Score: Indians @ Tigers 6/6/12 - DesigNate Robertson
"Keeping Score, for those of you new to this site, is simply a running dialogue of the inside of my mind during a baseball game. Batter by batter we’ll go until the end." Like the game itself, it wasn't pretty.

Book Review: The Greatest Show on Dirt by James Bailey - Tiger Tales, Lee Panas
"More than that though, Bailey tells a great story with good humor, colorful characters and interesting plots."

Panic Setting In, But Season's Not Over - Motor City Bengals, Garret Craig
Maybe the team isn't panicking, but the fanbase definitely is.

why is baseball - Roar of the Tigers, Samara Pearlstein
The Tigers are making Samara sad, which is never a good idea.

Around the AL Central:

Game 55: Indians 9, Tigers 6 - Let's Go Tribe
"Michael Brantley made the Tigers pay for a two-out error by hitting a three-run homer, and that set the tone for the rest of the game." Thanks, Boesch.

Royals Try to Bore Twins to Death, Fail, Fall 4-2 - Royals Review, Jeff Zimmerman
"Well it was an exciting game for 1 inning. One pitcher replaced. 2 errors. Half the runs in the game scored."

Blue Jays 4, White Sox 0: Cap tipping time - South Side Sox
I first read that title as "cow tipping time." I am much less excited to read it now that I've realized the actual title.

Elsewhere in Baseball:

Daisuke Matsuzaka to start Saturday for Boston Red Sox - ESPN Boston, Gordon Edes
I had honestly forgotten about Dice-K until a few weeks ago. Too bad the Tigers couldn't have faced him.

Evan Longoria hoping to begin rehab assignment this week - HardballTalk, Aaron Gleeman
"With Longoria in the lineup the Rays were 15-8, compared to 16-16 since his injury." Difference maker? Difference maker.

Meanwhile, here's Rob Neyer's latest video mailbag for Baseball Nation.