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Detroit Tigers Links: Jhonny Peralta's RBI Opportunities & More Trade Rumors

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AL Central Standings

Chicago 55 47 .539 0 Lost 2
Detroit 54 49 .524 1.5 Lost 1
Cleveland 50 52 .490 5 Lost 3
Minnesota 44 58 .431 11 Won 4
Kansas City 41 60 .405 13.5 Lost 5

(updated 7.31.2012 at 5:44 AM EDT)

Jhonny Peralta isn't driving in RBIs, Delmon Young can't hit, and Jim Leyland thinks the Tigers are done trading. These stories and more in today's Morning Prowl.

Jhonny Peralta getting fewer chances to drive in runs; Delmon Young struggling with runners in scoring position - MLive, Chris Iott
In other words, this article = the comment section of every BYB game recap for the past two weeks.

Jim Leyland doesn't expect any more trades for Tigers - The Detroit News, Tom Gage
Suddenly: Reed Johnson rumors.

stop the skid - Roar of the Tigers, Samara Pearlstein
A day late, but no less awesome.

Is Andy Dirks Who We Think He Is? - Motor City Bengals, Garret Craig
Sorry, but I couldn't get past the title, which reminds me of this awesome rant from former football coach Dennis Green.

Meanwhile, a certain hyped prospect was at Fenway Park yesterday, but not to play.

Around the AL Central:

Twins Eke One Out Against Sox, 6-5 - Twinkie Town, Brady Eyestone
"In the bottom of the 9th things went as perfectly as they could've."

Twins 7, White Sox 6: Off target in road loss - South Side Sox, Jim Margalus
"In classic Twins-White Sox fashion, Minnesota won the game in the bottom of the ninth on a sac fly made possible by a throwing error."

Elsewhere in Baseball:

Ned Yost bans fraternizing on the basepaths because it angers Rex Hudler - HardballTalk, Craig Calcaterra
This might be the best headline ever, especially considering that I'm not 100% sure Rex realizes what is happening on the field most of the time.

Memo To Chipper Jones: Please Don't Quit! - Baseball Nation, Rob Neyer
"Chipper Jones is on pace to finish the season with 4.2 Wins Above Replacement, which would give him one of the five or six best last seasons in major-league history, and place him among the very best players to voluntarily leave the majors."

Jesus Montero can’t hit righties - The Hardball Times, Jesse Sakstrup
"With questionable defensive skills, Montero needs make up for it with his bat. His .258/.298/.393 line, however, isn't what Seattle had in mind. "