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Detroit Tigers Links: Justin Verlander may have career as golfer & Jason Giambi to sign with Indians

Justin Verlander may have a future career in golf, Brennan Boesch's new swing could mean higher production, and Jason Giambi is set to sign with the Cleveland Indians. These stories and more in today's Morning Prowl.

Harry How

Shorter stroke could mean higher production for Tigers' Brennan Boesch
The Detroit News, Tom Gage

Hahahahaha .... oh, they're serious. Well, I'll believe it when I see it.

Dave Dombrowski on Detroit Tigers' Bruce Rondon: 'He's not just a one-pitch pitcher', Chris Iott

Well that's promising, I guess.

Tigers manager Jim Leyland arrives in Lakeland
Detroit Free Press

You know it's almost Spring when you get excited about a video of Jim Leyland arriving in Lakeland. Baseball fans are easily amused.

Verlander gets 13th at Pebble Beach Pro-Am
Beck's Blog, Jason Beck

Justin Verlander will report to Spring Training with pretty good bragging rights about his golf game, having done more than holding his own in the Pebble Beach National Pro-Am.

Al Alburquerque is the Detroit Tigers' Best Backup Plan at Closer
Motor City Bengals, Matt Snyder

Al Alburquerque's career numbers suggest that he'd be a good option as a closer.

Ranking baseball's top five infields
SweetSpot Blog, Bill Baer

Having ranked the top five outfields and starting rotations in baseball, we now move onto infields.

Jason Giambi set to sign with Indians
HardballTalk, Matthew Pouloit

LOLIndians. You guys are hilarious. Have fun with that.

The five kinds of players teams shouldn't lock up until they have to
Baseball Nation, Grant Brisbee

Extensions are always risky, but these five kinds of players make proactive extensions even riskier.

Edith Houghton, former baseball prodigy and MLB’s first female scout, dies at 100
Big League Stew, Mark Townsend