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Detroit Tigers Links: The Phil Coke conundrum & Brad Ausmus hates your fantasy team

Phil Coke is still Phil Coke and it's .... well ... frustrating, Brad Ausmus apparently hates your fantasy team, and Corey Knebel could be the Tigers closer of the future.

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Tigers links:

Brad Ausmus Hates Your Fantasy Team
FanGraphs Fantasy Baseball, Howard Bender

OK, so not really. In fact, if you don’t know Brad Ausmus personally, then he probably doesn’t even know you have a fantasy team, let alone care about it.

Tigers prospect Corey Knebel might be the closer of the future
The Detroit News, Tony Paul

This time last year, the 21-year-old was in Austin, a junior enjoying everything about college life at Texas. And if you didn't know any better, you'd think not much has changed.

Detroit Tigers' Phil Coke: 'I'm out there trying to earn a spot on the team, just like everybody else', Chris Iott

Coke tends to be slow to get his velocity up early in spring, so he was pleased that his fastball was hitting 90 to 91 mph on the radar with three weeks remaining in spring training.

What Casey Crosby’s return means for lefty mix
Beck's Blog, Jason Beck

Casey Crosby wasn't going to try to win a job in his first outing. He just wanted to get through an inning without any discomfort and show he's healthy.

Over/under: Miguel Cabrera's average
SweetSpot Blog, David Schoenfield

Miguel Cabrera has won three straight American League batting titles, hitting .344, .330 and .348.

30 Tigers in 30 Days: #19 — Phil Coke
Walkoff Woodward, Alexandra Simon

Phil Coke is a mystery wrapped in an enigma and smothered in secret sauce.

Elsewhere in baseball:

Ron Washington paid a fine from MLB with 20,000 pennies
HardballTalk, Aaron Gleeman

I love when old stories like this surface.

The time Jim Leyland put up steal sign by accident and 'the (expletive) took off'
Big League Stew, David Brown

Everybody makes mistakes, Jim Leyland says. Even managers (and reporters).