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2013 Tigers Coming Stateside

Navarro will come stateside for the 2013 season

With visas in hand and a need for a new challenge, the Tigers will bring 12 players stateside for their first taste of professional baseball in the United States. The list of this year's first-time travelers is headlined by catcher Franklin Navarro and shortstop Aaron Sayers.

From the Tigers complex in the Dominican Republic, right-handed pitchers Cesar Burgos, Ricardo Ciriaco, Juan Falcon and Confessor Lara, along with outfielder Samuel Crafort will make the trek to the United States. The Tigers brought Falcon to Lakeland for instructs in 2012 after he posted a 2.18 ERA in 45 1/3 innings of relief in the DSL. During the summer he allowed just 25 hits but walked 3...

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