Tuesday, February 8, 2011
On Monday the Detroit Tigers agreed to contracts with 8 of the players on their 40-man roster as the team is now just days away from the start of Spring Training.
Among those signing contracts were Pitchers Charlie Furbush and Phil Coke, who is slated for a spot in the starting rotation for Detroit after spending the majority of his major-league career pitching out of the bullpen.
Also, news from this past weekend, as former Tiger Woodie Fryman passed away last Friday night. Fryman joined the Tigers during the 1972 season, and went 10-3 with a 2.06 ERA helping the Tigers win the AL East title under Manager Billy Martin.
Fryman won 141 games in a career that spanned form 1966 to 1983. Fryman pitched for the Pittsburgh Pirates, Philadelphia Phillies, Cincinnati Reds, Chicago Cubs and Montreal Expos, for whom he was inducted into the team’s Hall of Fame in 1995, as well as the Tigers.