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Jim Leyland isn't putting the Tigers in the best position to win, Luis Marte undergoes season-ending shoulder surgery, and what a Jhonny Peralta suspension could mean for the Tigers. These stories and more in today's Morning Prowl.

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AL Central Standings

W L PCT GB STRK
Detroit 31 25 .553 0 Won 1
Cleveland 30 28 .517 2 Lost 3
Minnesota 26 29 .472 4.5 Won 3
Chicago 24 31 .436 6.5 Lost 7
Kansas City 23 32 .418 7.5 Lost 2

(updated 6.4.2013 at 8:21 PM PDT)


Tigers links:

Looking at the potentially suspended Biogenesis players
HardballTalk, Matthew Pouliot

Let's run down the list of players connected to Tony Bosch's Biogenesis clinic as MLB is reportedly preparing to issue 50- or 100-game suspensions. Listed below are players whose names are found in the Biogenesis documents.

Proof Tigers' Jim Leyland is struggling this season
Detroit Free Press, John Verburg

Leyland just isn't using the information in front of him to put his team in the best position to win right now.

Slow feet, cold bats keep Tigers from taking charge in AL Central
The Detroit News, Lynn Henning

As a baseball town, Detroit is suddenly reunited with its 2012 personality. People are mad. The manager is lousy. The bullpen can't be trusted. Too many guys can't hit. And too many games are being lost.

Report: Detroit Tigers reliever Luis Marte undergoes season-ending shoulder surgery
MLive.com, James Schmehl

Toledo Mud Hens right-handed reliever Luis Marte underwent shoulder surgery and is expected to miss the rest of the season, The Toledo Blade reported Monday.

Cecil Fielder: Blueprint for the Modern Slugger
Motor City Bengals, Grant Stoye

The modern, proto-typical slugger bashes homer and walks at a good pace, but also racks up strikeouts at a serious clip.

Around the AL Central:

MLB Final Score/Recap: New York Yankees 4, Cleveland Indians 3. A three-run homer by Drew Stubbs in the seventh inning was not enough for the Indians.
Let's Go Tribe

A three-run homer by Drew Stubbs in the seventh inning was not enough for the Indians.

Elsewhere in baseball:

Domonic Brown is the greatest slugger ever
SweetSpot Blog, David Schoenfield

Domonic Brown is hotter than a Game of Thrones message board. He's on such an explosive streak that he needs eight kingdoms to rule.

Biogenesis: Is MLB going too far?
Baseball Nation, Rob Neyer

Tuesday night, reports suggest that Major League Baseball is going to suspend roughly 20 players associated with performance-enhancing drugs supplied by Biogenesis and Anthony Bosch. If so, it'll be the biggest story of the season.

$weep! Astros ($24 million payroll) take four from Angels ($127 million)
Big League Stew, David Brown

It's obvious that $100 million just doesn't buy what it used to.

More Roars:

Tigers 10, Rays 1: Sanchez in beastmode

MLB Draft prep: Tigers mock drafts

FanPost: Justin Verlander 2012 vs. 2013

MLB prepping Biogenesis suspensions. (Is Peralta one?)

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