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Duane Below | Relief Pitcher

Team: Detroit Tigers
Age / DOB:  (28) / 11/15/1985
Ht / Wt:  6'3' / 218
Bats / Throws: Left / Left
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Duane Below remains shut down due to irritation in his left elbow.
Below has been nursing the ailment for a couple weeks now. He was scheduled to see the doctor on Monday, though the results of that visit aren't available. A non-roster invitee, Below was likely slated for Triple-A even if he wasn't injured. Mar 3 - 7:14 PM

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Duane Below had his scheduled bullpen session pushed back until Sunday due to minor soreness in his elbow.

The veteran southpaw is expected to compete for a spot in the Tigers bullpen this spring as a long reliever. His fantasy value, even if he does make the squad, is non-existent.
Feb 22 - 11:04 AM

Tigers signed LHP Duane Below to a minor league contract.

He's been given an invitation to spring training. Below split his time in 2013 between the Marlins and Tigers before finishing the year in Korea. He'll be minor league depth.
Tue, Dec 17, 2013 11:28:00 PM

ESPN's Jerry Crasnick reports that left-hander Duane Below has signed with a team in Korea.

The specifics of the deal aren't yet known. Below appeared in two games with the Marlins back in May and had been pitching for the team's Triple-A affiliate since, but he has apparently found a better opportunity.
Tue, Jul 30, 2013 03:48:00 PM

Marlins optioned LHP Duane Below to Triple-A New Orleans.

Below was recalled on Tuesday but failed to appear in a game. He'll return to a 2.39 ERA at the Triple-A level.
Sun, Jul 14, 2013 05:10:00 PM

Marlins recalled LHP Duane Below from Triple-A New Orleans.

He'll replace Chris Hatcher on the active roster. Below made two appearances with the Marlins back in May and will operate now in middle relief.
Tue, Jul 9, 2013 03:49:00 PM

Marlins optioned LHP Duane Below to Triple-A New Orleans.

He's clearing the way for the addition of Jacob Turner, who will start Friday. Below allowed three runs on six hits and two walks over 2 2/3 frames in his two appearances with the Marlins. He should get another shot later this summer.
Thu, May 30, 2013 11:01:00 PM

Marlins purchased the contract of LHP Duane Below from Triple-A New Orleans.

Below will take the place of Jon Rauch, who was designated for assignment following Friday's game. The 27-year-old lefty has worked exclusively as a starter in the minor leagues this season, posting a 2.68 ERA, 1.13 WHIP and 30/10 K/BB ratio over 47 innings. It's unclear what his role will be with the Marlins initially.
Fri, May 17, 2013 10:32:00 PM

Marlins claimed LHP Duane Below off waivers from the Tigers; optioned him to Triple-A New Orleans.

Detroit designated Below for assignment on Wednesday to clear a roster spot for Jose Valverde. The 27-year-old was sporting a cool 2.10 ERA, 0.74 WHIP and 15/4 K/BB ratio in 25 2/3 innings this season with the Tigers' Triple-A affiliate in Toledo. He's a nice catch for the Fish.
Thu, Apr 25, 2013 01:33:00 PM

Tigers designated LHP Duane Below for assignment.

The move clears a spot for Jose Valverde on the 40-man roster. Below has a 2.10 ERA and 15/4 K/BB ratio over four starts this season with Triple-A Toledo. He could draw interest on waivers.
Wed, Apr 24, 2013 02:43:00 PM

Tigers optioned LHP Duane Below, RHP Jose Ortega and C Bryan Holaday to Triple-A Toledo; optioned INF Hernan Perez to Double-A Erie.

Below was in the mix for a roster spot this spring as a long reliever, but he really struggled during Grapefruit League play, allowing 11 runs on 14 hits and three walks over eight innings. He'll have to earn his way back into the Tigers' good graces.
Tue, Mar 19, 2013 09:11:00 AM

Tigers optioned LHP Duane Below to Triple-A Toledo.

Below gets the boot after giving up three runs on three hits and a walk over an inning Monday night against the Twins. The southpaw now has a 3.88 ERA and 29/8 K/BB ratio over 46 1/3 innings this season. He figures to return in September.
Mon, Aug 13, 2012 11:39:00 PM

Duane Below pitched fairly well in a brief outing against the Twins on Tuesday evening, surrendering five runs (one earned) on five hits over 2 2/3 innings.

As has often been the case with the Tigers this season, the brutal defense behind Below played a major role in the outcome of the game. Ramon Santiago booted a simple ground ball in the third inning which extended the frame, allowing Josh Willingham to come to the plate and bash a three-run homer. Below did manage to strike out three without issuing a walk, but he's unlikely to see another start and is mostly irrelevant in fantasy leagues.
Wed, Jul 4, 2012 12:35:00 AM

Tigers manager Jim Leyland announced that Duane Below will start Monday against the Royals.

Leyland said over the weekend that Below was not under consideration for a future start, but things changed after Adam Wilk was sent down to the minors this week. Below has a perfect 9/0 K/BB ratio over 12 scoreless innings this year and will hold down a spot in the rotation until Doug Fister returns from the DL, so he's worth owning in AL-only leagues.
Fri, Apr 27, 2012 04:11:00 PM

Tigers manager Jim Leyland said Sunday that Duane Below is not under consideration for a future start.

Below looked impressive in the first half of Saturday's doubleheader against the Rangers, allowing only four singles across six scoreless innings. "Because he's done good in the bullpen, everybody wants to know if I'm going to start him right now," said Leyland. "And the answer to that is no -- emphatically no right now."
Mon, Apr 23, 2012 08:46:00 AM

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Batters
PosRoleName
C1Alex Avila
2Bryan Holaday
3James McCann
1B1Miguel Cabrera
2B1Ian Kinsler
SS1Eugenio Suarez
2Hernan Perez
3Andrew Romine
4Jose Iglesias
3B1Nick Castellanos
LF1J.D. Martinez
2Andy Dirks
CF1Rajai Davis
2Ezequiel Carrera
RF1Torii Hunter
2Don Kelly
3Tyler Collins
4Steven Moya
DH1Victor Martinez
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Max Scherzer
2David Price
3Justin Verlander
4Rick Porcello
5Kyle Lobstein
6Drew VerHagen
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Joe Nathan
2Joakim Soria
3Joba Chamberlain
4Al Alburquerque
5Phil Coke
6Blaine Hardy
7Pat McCoy
8Jim Johnson
9Evan Reed
10Robbie Ray
11Kyle Ryan
12Buck Farmer
13Anibal Sanchez
14Luke Putkonen