Bobby Thigpen


DETROIT -- As David Robertson struggled last week, bullpen coach Bobby Thigpen believed from his closing experience that a subtle suggestion might do more than drastic measures.


DETROIT -- David Robertson did a mock fist pump as he passed reporters in the clubhouse hall after Monday night’s contest.


Nate Jones’ simulated game went off without a hitch, Matt Albers has started to play catch and Jake Petricka, Daniel Webb and Zach Putnam are throwing well.


KANSAS CITY, Mo. — It’s not as if the bus left for the airport without him but Kyle Drabek wasn’t certain he made the Opening Day roster until late Friday.