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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
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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. Nov 12 - 10:41 AM

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Career Stats
YearTMGGSWLSVHOLDIPHRERBBKCGSHOERAWHIP
1999SF19147410908445424654004.201.44
2000SF20155200938963546361005.231.63
2002SF4000003.21000200.00.27
2003SF780124020795126263383002.961.06
2004MIN7301244072.14814132389001.62.98
2005MIN69074430704622212294002.70.97
2006MIN6407036068.13812121695001.58.79
2007MIN6804237071.25415151977001.881.02
2008MIN6801239067.24313101874001.33.90
2009MIN7002247068.24216162289002.10.93
2011MIN4802114844.23826241443004.841.16
2012TEX6603537064.15523201378002.801.06
2013TEX6706243064.23610102273001.39.90
2014DET62054350586032312954004.811.53
Career Totals:77629623437628916.0685317294340966002.901.13

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Alex Avila
2Bryan Holaday
3James McCann
4Manuel Pina
1B1Miguel Cabrera
2B1Ian Kinsler
2Hernan Perez
SS1Jose Iglesias
2Eugenio Suarez
3Andrew Romine
4Dixon Machado
3B1Nick Castellanos
LF1J.D. Martinez
CF1Rajai Davis
2Wynton Bernard
3Xavier Avery
RF1Torii Hunter
2Tyler Collins
3Steven Moya
DH1Victor Martinez
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1David Price
2Justin Verlander
3Anibal Sanchez
4Rick Porcello
5Kyle Lobstein
6Robbie Ray
7Drew VerHagen
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Joe Nathan
2Joakim Soria
3Joba Chamberlain
4Al Alburquerque
5Phil Coke
6Bruce Rondon
7Joel Hanrahan
8Blaine Hardy
9Josh Zeid
10Kyle Ryan
11Buck Farmer
12Luke Putkonen
13Angel Nesbitt