Tag Archives: Joe Nathan

Numbers show: Don’t put your closer in when the game is tied

Jake Roth-USA TODAY Sports

From Mariano Rivera to Craig Kimbrel, Trevor Hoffman to Joe Nathan, the game of baseball has seen many great closers come and go. Recently, it seems as if the role of closer has been magnified as bullpens specialize more and more. Closers have a certain mojo. Rivera came out to “Enter Sandman” by Metallica. Hoffman came out to AC/DC’s “Hell’s Bells.” It sends ...

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Joe Nathan’s career in jeopardy after tearing UCL, tendon

Reinhold Matay, USA TODAY Sports

Detroit Tigers pitcher Joe Nathan will undergo Tommy John surgery after being diagnosed with tears of the ulnar collateral ligament and flexor pronator in his right arm, ending his season and possibly his career. The 40-year-old Nathan had been on the 15-day disabled list for the past two weeks with an elbow flexor strain.  The tears to his right arm are believed to have ...

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