Detroit Tigers: Tom Gage of the Detroit News reports that Fernando Rodney, 27, is the leading candidate for the Tigers closer's job. Rodney has very little big league experience and what there is was not especially impressive. He has been up with the Tigers twice and posted ERAs of 6.00 both times. "He has a devastating change-up. He's right up there in the upper echelon of baseball, in the top five, of all the pitchers with change-ups," says pitching coach Bob Cluck. The Tigers believe he has made a great leap forward in winter ball this year. Former flamethrower Matt Anderson wants the opportunity to be the team's closer again as well.
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