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 told Joel Sherman of the New York Post on Tuesday that the club is unlikely to be in the market for late-inning relief help.
Tigers GM Dave Dombrowski said Wednesday that Joe Nathan will remain the team's closer in 2015.
Joe Nathan pitched a perfect ninth in a 3-0 game for his 35th save on Sunday.
Joe Nathan retired the side in order in the ninth inning as the Tigers downed the Twins on Thursday.
Joe Nathan had another shaky ninth inning on Saturday, but was able to close out the Royals and protect a one-run advantage.
Joe Nathan gave up two runs in the bottom of the ninth inning Tuesday, suffering the blown save against the Twins.
Joe Nathan earned his 32nd save of the season Sunday in the Tigers' defeat of the Indians.
Joe Nathan allowed the first two batters he faced to reach base in the ninth inning, but was able to escape with his 30th save in Tuesday's 4-2 victory over the Royals.
Joe Nathan has been unavailable for the past couple of games due to right elbow tenderness.
Joe Nathan worked around a two-out single to pick up his 29th save in Tuesday's win against the Indians
Joe Nathan had a rare perfect ninth inning as he picked up his 28th save in Tuesday's victory against the Yankees.
Despite giving up a run, Joe Nathan picked up his 26th save as the Tigers beat the Rays 8-6 in 11 innings Tuesday.
Joe Nathan picked up his 25th save despite allowing a run in the ninth inning on Saturday.