Mon Sep 22
|L 2 - 0||CHW|
Tue Sep 23
|W 4 - 3||CHW|
Wed Sep 24
|W 6 - 1||CHW|
Thu Sep 25
|W 4 - 2||MIN|
Fri Sep 26
|L 11 - 4||MIN|
Sat Sep 27
|L 12 - 3||MIN|
Sun Sep 28
|W 3 - 0||MIN|
Thu Oct 2
|L 12 - 3||at BAL|
Fri Oct 3
|L 7 - 6||at BAL|
Sun Oct 5
|L 2 - 1||BAL|
"I would think he starts as our closer going into it," Dombrowski told MLive.com. "But he has to perform up to the capabilities required of doing it."
Nathan struggled mightily in his first season with Detroit after signing a two-year deal worth $20 million. He converted 35 of 42 save opportunities, but finished with a 4.81 ERA. He did bring it down from 5.61 at the All-Star break, but lost velocity and recorded a 1.56 WHIP in the second half.
"Is it a possibility? I'd say it is a possibility," Dombrowski said. "I don't know if it's going to happen or not. Sure. There's a spur in there, and people that have looked at him so far tell me that it has to be removed. It's a relatively easy - for them - procedure. But I don't want to draw any conclusions yet, because he's not done with that whole process."
Cabrera performed better down the stretch despite an ankle ailment that plagued him throughout the year. He won American League Player of he Year honors in September by batting .379 with eight home runs and 18 RBI.
Dombrowski has not ruled out the possibility for down the road, according to MLive.com, but he did say there are no current negotiations.
Price who is under contract through 2015, was a mild disappointment before and after joining the Tigers at the trading deadline, though he did pitch well in a loss in his lone postseason outing. He finished the season 15-12 with a 3.26 ERA. He yielded a career-high 25 home runs and was criticized for staying in the strike zone too much.
Dombrowski told MLive.com that he didn't want to "anoint" Iglesias as the starter because Brad Ausmus and his coaching staff deserves to make that determination after seeing him perform in spring training. But he added that the medical prognosis looks good.
"The doctors tell me he'll be fine," Dombrowski said. "The doctors tell me he's going to be ready for spring training."
There would appear to be no strong candidate to compete with Iglesias if he picks up where he left off in 2013, when he batted .303 and played sterling defense. They used several players at shortstop, none of whom performed particularly well.
Rondon underwent Tommy John surgery in late March, and should be close to 100 percent by the time camp opens. In 2013, Rondon posted a 3.45 ERA over 28 2/3 innings.
|2014 Team Leaders|
|AVG||Victor Martinez , DH||.335|
|HR||Victor Martinez , DH||32|
|RBI||Miguel Cabrera , 1B||109|
|OBP||Victor Martinez , DH||.409|
|SLG||Victor Martinez , DH||.565|
|R||Miguel Cabrera , 1B||101|
|SB||Rajai Davis , LF||36|
|W||Max Scherzer , SP||18|
|ERA||Max Scherzer , SP||3.15|
|WHIP||David Price , SP||1.08|
|K||David Price , SP||271|
|SV||Joe Nathan , RP||35|
|Full Team Statistics|
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