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Aiw
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- Detroit Tigers relief pitcher Troy Percival may be forced to retire because of a right elbow injury he suffered last season.

The Detroit Free Press reported on Monday that Percival is considering retiring because of pain in his pitching elbow.

Percival pitched during a scrimmage with the Tigers on Sunday and when asked by the paper afterwards if he had thrown his last career pitch, Percival responded, "probably."

Prior to the 2005 season, Percival inked a two-year contract with Detroit, but pitched in only 26 games because of a partial tear of the right flexor pronator muscle mass in his elbow. He finished the season with a 1-3 record and a 5.76 earned run average with eight saves.

Percival had been one of the top closers in the game after spending nearly his entire career with the Angels, where he began his career in 1995 and with whom he won a World Series title in 2002. That season, Percival saved 40 games with a 1.92 ERA.

In 605 career appearances, the 11-year veteran tallied 324 saves to go along with a 30-41 record, a 3.10 ERA and 700 strikeouts.




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Posted on Monday, February 27, 2006 - 12:36 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Not surprising, but very disappointing
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ditto

Wondering how much of that salary the Tigers will get back?
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Paulmcall
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We weren't counting on him this year anyway.
Another bad free agent pickup.
Let's hope this year's group pans out better.
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Bobj
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You're right about hoping for this year's group, they are not exactly spring chickens, lots of miles on those boys!
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Jim
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I figured he was done last year when his muscles, ligaments and tendons fell off the bone. This comeback was lame.

Who is going to pull a Trammel and break an ankle running to first?
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Bob
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One big thing you have to give Percival credit for it he said he would like to whatever the Tigers want him to to earn his money, he'll scout, coach, business, whatever. Most former Tigers who have been injured have just gone home and collected their money.
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Motorcitymayor2026
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Bob, you got it! This is one of the most significant gestures I have seen from a baseball player in Detroit.

Where did Higginson go last year when he was being paid $10 million after his early season injury??? Home to Philly. Thanks a million, Bobby.

Percival is a class act, and his presence alone will be greatly appreciated.

The Tigers would be smart to lock up Percival as a minor league pitching coach for multiple years, and then who knows, perhaps MLB pitching coach or manager one day.
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Jim
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Hey why not do something else, he knew he wasn't going to be a professional player anymore.

Maybe he can teach younger players how to scowl, then Kenny Rogers can teach them how to bounce a large camara off a human head.

I'm banking on the Tigers being entirerly mediocre, unless a couple Zorastrians can fight off the evil of old age lurkering behind the head-size increasing 'cream'.

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