#Tigers reach 1-yr deal with Alburquerque to avoid arbitration. That leaves Scherzer and Avila.
Michigan Live "Baseball is a game of inches. Miguel Cabrera just missed hitting a game-winning grand slam. Phil Coke missed his spot on a fastball that Carlos Corporan hit for a tiebreaking double. But the guy who missed his spots by the most number of inches the most times was Al Alburquerque. Coke..." May 16
Michigan Live "Detroit Tigers manager Jim Leyland had a sneaking suspicion something might be wrong with right-hander Al Alburquerque on Wednesday night. So he and Tigers head athletic trainer Kevin Rand made a trip to the mound in the seventh inning to check on the 26-year-old. Sure enough, Alburquerque's..." April 25
Detroit News "Who do you think would get the most votes to the timely fill-in-the-blank question of … Why don't the Tigers try __________ as their closer? Joaquin Benoit, perhaps. Octavio Dotel, because he's done it before. Maybe it would be a four- or five-way tie. No matter what, it would be..." April 03