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Joe Nathan | Relief Pitcher

Team: Detroit Tigers
Age / DOB:  (40) / 11/22/1974
Ht / Wt:  6'4' / 230
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: SUNY-Stony Brook
Contract: view contract details

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Lynn Henning of the Detroit News speculates that there's a "good chance" the Tigers could buy out Joe Nathan during spring training.
Tigers general manager Dave Dombrowski has stood behind Nathan publicly, even recently saying that he envisions him as the closer for 2015, but clearly they have doubts about his ability to rebound from a frustrating season in which he posted a 4.81 ERA and 1.53 WHIP over 62 appearances. He's still owed $10 million in 2015 with a $1 million buyout on a club option for 2016, so it would be pricey to turn the page. Ultimately, Henning doesn't rule out the possibility that Nathan will have a role next season, but it would be one where he'd be "hidden" in the Tigers' bullpen as opposed to pitching in crucial situations. It's something to keep an eye on. Wed, Nov 12, 2014 10:41:00 AM

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Depth Charts

C1Alex Avila
2Bryan Holaday
3James McCann
4Manuel Pina
1B1Miguel Cabrera
2B1Ian Kinsler
2Hernan Perez
3Josh Wilson
SS1Jose Iglesias
2Andrew Romine
3Dixon Machado
3B1Nick Castellanos
LF1Yoenis Cespedes
2Casper Wells
CF1Anthony Gose
2Rajai Davis
3Wynton Bernard
4Xavier Avery
RF1J.D. Martinez
2Tyler Collins
3Steven Moya
DH1Victor Martinez
Starting Pitcher
S1David Price
2Justin Verlander
3Anibal Sanchez
4Shane Greene
5Alfredo Simon
6Kyle Lobstein
7Drew VerHagen
Relief Pitcher
R1Joe Nathan
2Joakim Soria
3Bruce Rondon
4Al Alburquerque
5Joba Chamberlain
6Joel Hanrahan
7Tom Gorzelanny
8Blaine Hardy
9Alex Wilson
10Josh Zeid
11Kyle Ryan
12Alberto Cabrera
13Angel Nesbitt
14Rafael Dolis