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Detroit Tigers Links: MLB Draft Coverage & Chris Perez gets busted on drug charges

The MLB Draft begins tonight, Chris Perez got arrested for drug possession, and Lynn Henning clamors for Nick Castellanos' major league debut. These stories and not much else (slow day) in today's Morning Prowl.

Jim Rogash

AL Central Standings

Detroit 31 26 .543 0 Lost 1
Cleveland 30 29 .508 2 Lost 4
Minnesota 26 30 .464 4.5 Lost 1
Chicago 25 32 .438 6 Won 1
Kansas City 24 32 .428 6.5 Won 1

(updated 6.5.2013 at 11:45 PM EDT)

Tigers might need Nick Castellanos' bat to help secure playoff spot
The Detroit News, Lynn Henning
Despite the offense's occasional disappearing acts, there doesn't seem to be much of a need for Castellanos' bat. The team leads the AL in runs scored per game.

Video: Detroit Tigers' Alex Avila makes 'terrific' play, turns unusual 3-2-2 double play against Rays
MLive, James Schmehl
This was pretty much the only good thing about last night's game (aside from Fister's general dominance).

Detroit Tigers' Jim Leyland: It's better 'to keep my mouth shut' regarding PED report
Detroit Free Press, Bob Nightengale
In case you just skim this one, the "Cabrera" references are to Melky, not our Miguel. Just trying to prevent as many heart attacks as possible here.

The Detroit Tigers Fan's Guide to the 2013 Tampa Bay Rays
Better late than never.

MCB's 2013 Mock MLB Draft
Motor City Bengals, John Verburg
Just like Tokarz suggests, MCB predicts that the Tigers take a fast-moving college pitcher and a power arm.

Around the AL Central:

Breaking: Chris Perez investigated for drug possession
Let's Go Tribe
Perez hasn't been officially charged with anything yet, but it looks like he will be soon.

White Sox 7, Mariners 5 (16 innings): Pretty dumb history
South Side Sox, Jim Margalus
This is excellent. For those that didn't follow this one yesterday, all 12 runs were scored in the final three innings.

Royals 4, Twins 1: Unearned Runs Bury Minnesota
Twinkie Town
I'm happy with anything that cools off a hot Twins team.

Four Runs Is Enough
Royals Review, Clark Fosler

"Four runs was enough for Guthrie, who righted the ship to go six innings. It was not a pretty six innings, mind you, but it worked. The bullpen pitched three scoreless innings to close it out, but not without a bit of excitement."

Elsewhere in Baseball:

2013 Prospect Watch
The MLB Draft begins tonight, so here is some info on most of the names you will be hearing early on.

When it comes to drugs, Major League Baseball has learned nothing from the past, wishes to learn nothing in the future
HardballTalk, Craig Calcaterra
An absolute must read on the Biogenesis proceedings.

Video: Viva Puig!
Getting Blanked, Drew Fairservice
This video is from Tuesday's action, but hearing Vin Scully rave about the kid is pretty special.

More Roars:

Rays 3, Tigers 0: Another shutout

MLB Draft prep: David Chadd retrospective

The Tigers have 5 aces

FanPost: Slow down with the Jhonny Peralta worries