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Detroit Tigers Links: The Tigers are nearing full strength

Help is on the way for the Tigers.

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The Tigers are receiving reinforcements, and the team could use the help. They already received bullpen help in the form of Alex Wilson and Blaine Hardy, who was activated on Monday. And when I say help, I should note that Hardy gave up a three-run home run last night but let's just assume he will pitch better.

Also on the mend, and then hurt, and then back on the mend is Cameron MaybinHe was hit on his already injured wrist Sunday but his MRI was negative. He will continue his rehab in Toledo with only a minor setback.

Of even more importance is the rehab of Daniel Norris. Mike Pelfrey has been...well he's been Mike Pelfrey. I don't really know what was expected here. And Shane Greene doesn't appear to be the answer, but wait until his next start. So some starting pitching help is a must. Norris has been promoted to Triple-A and figures to make two more starts before returning in late April.

Assuming Victor Martinez is OK and James McCann returns soon, the Tigers should be at full strength for the first time this year. They'll need the help to contend with the rest of their tough opening month schedule.

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