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Tigers News & Notes: 2/15

Ordonez was the big acquisition of February

It's amazing how just a few days in early February (typically considered a dead period for baseball) can suddenly change the outlook for a team. But that's exactly what happened with the Tigers when they signed free agent slugger Magglio Ordonez and traded for reliever Kyle Farnsworth. How those two have changed the '05 season, plus the roster report.

INSIDE PITCH Two acquisitions in just three early February days changed the entire outlook for the Tigers this spring. Detroit enters spring training at this point wondering just how close to contention for first place in the AL Central it really is. At the start of the month the club was backpedaling from expectations heightened by the early postseason signing of closer RHP Troy...

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