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Tigers Lose to Indians, Trade Cody Ross

In a pretty unusual game, the Tigers lost to the Indians 13-11 this afternoon. Each team had 15 hits, and there were six errors (four by Detroit). And even though it’s April Fools and this sounds bizarre, but Ivan Rodriguez forgot/misplaced his catcher’s helmet, forcing Tram to move him to DH and reshuffle the lineup.

Nate Robertson threw a fair game, pitching six innings, giving up six hits and two walks, while striking out 5. He gave up four runs, but only one was earned. The pen struggle, as both Jamie Walker and Al Levine had rough outings.

The Tigers also made a trade today. I keep going back and forth on this one. I like Cody Ross, so I was disappointed. Then I figure, with the Tigers having quite a few options at the corner outfield spot, he is expendable. Then I flipped back again when I took a closer look at Steve Colyer, and didn’t neccesarily like what I saw. The only thing I can imagine is that Robertson is going to get the fifth spot in the rotation, so Tram wanted another left handed arm in the pen. Of course the Tigers will get a player to be named later, so it’s hard to tell until we find out who that is.

Greg Norton made the club. Norton can play both corner infield spots, and will be able to spot in the outfield. The downside to this is Chris Shelton now looks like a long shot, which is disappointing after the spring he’s had.

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