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  1. Tigers staying put in pen?

    AJ Mass

    He saved 35 games for the Detroit Tigers in 2014, and while the bullpen as a whole faltered in the ALDS, Joe Nathan's only inning of work was a three-up, three-down affair. Perhaps that's why the closer is expected to be back in that role for 2015. ...

    Blog | October 16, 2014
  2. Tigers end Royals' 10-game winning streak behind Anibal Sanchez

    Anibal Sanchez pitched seven sharp innings, and the Detroit Tigers ended Kansas City's 10-game winning streak with a 2-1 victory over the Royals on Thursday.

    Recap | Box Score | Conversation | June 19, 2014
  3. Nathan's closer job in jeopardy?

    Joe Kaiser

    Joe Nathan has already blown more saves (4) this season in Detroit than he did all of last season in Texas (3), and the Tigers have to be worried about the 39-year-old's struggles over the first two months of the season. Worried enough to make a c...

    Blog | May 30, 2014
  4. Joe Nathan (about to be) off the board

    Andrew Marchand

    Joe Nathan is likely heading to Detroit, which means David Robertson is a step closer to being Mariano Rivera's replacement. The Yankees have been talking with Nathan's agent. They still have interest in Grant Balfour and could be in play for...

    Blog | December 03, 2013
  5. Joe Nathan, Detroit Tigers close to deal

    The Detroit Tigers are close to a deal with free-agent closer Joe Nathan, a source has told ESPN's Buster Olney.

    Story | Conversation | December 03, 2013
  6. Rangers looking at internal options at closer

    Richard Durrett

    It wasn't surprising that Joe Nathan became a free agent today. The Texas Rangers did, in fact, exercise the option on the 38-year-old Nathan's contract for 2014, but they were honest about the bullpen situation with him and he opted to seek a multiy...

    Blog | November 01, 2013
  7. Joe Nathan of Texas Rangers wants multiyear deal

    Richard Durrett

    Closer Joe Nathan is waiting and wondering what the Texas Rangers are going to do about his option for 2014. But he knows what he would like to do: negotiate a multiyear deal.

    Story | Conversation | October 31, 2013
  8. Nathan's best not good enough this time

    Todd Wills

    ARLINGTON, Texas -- Joe Nathan went with his best pitch against Rangers killer Kyle Seager in the ninth inning Sunday, knowing Seattle's third baseman was looking for the slider. That's Nathan's game. This is Seager's town. Seager connected wit...

    Blog | August 18, 2013
  9. Nathan's blown save stings Rangers

    Todd Wills

    ARLINGTON, Texas -- Joe Nathan departed the mound after his second blown save of the season, lifted up his glove and appeared to offer up a few choice words up to plate umpire Kerwin Danley. Nathan gave up the lead in the top of the ninth, and the Te...

    Blog | July 23, 2013
  10. Tampa Bay Rays, Joe Maddon ready to move on from umpire's botched...

    Tampa Bay manager Joe Maddon signed the lineup card for Joe Nathan's 300th career save and gave it to the Texas Rangers closer.

    Story | Conversation | April 09, 2013
  11. Don't worry about closer Joe Nathan

    Richard Durrett

    ARLINGTON, Texas -- The Twitterverse was panicking and the in-game chat on ESPN Dallas was buzzing about Joe Nathan's blown save Sunday afternoon. Some of you were worried Nathan was beginning to lose his mojo just as the calendar was ready to flip t...

    Blog | October 01, 2012
  12. Walk helps lead to Joe Nathan's blown save

    Richard Durrett

    ARLINGTON, Texas -- The big hit for the Los Angeles Angels in the ninth inning of Sunday's 5-4 comeback win was Torii Hunter's two-out, two-RBI double. But the inning became a stressful one for the Rangers and an opportunistic one for the Angels when...

    Blog | September 30, 2012
  13. Rangers lose to Indians as Joe Nathan blows save on Jason Kipnis ...

    Jason Kipnis hit a two-run homer in the ninth inning off Joe Nathan and the Cleveland Indians snapped a five-game losing streak, beating the Texas Rangers 5-4 Thursday night.

    Recap | Box Score | Conversation | September 13, 2012
  14. Derek Holland's solid start helps Rangers hold off Mariners

    Derek Holland pitched into the eighth and Adrian Beltre hit a two-run homer to help the Texas Rangers hang on against the Seattle Mariners 3-2 on Friday night at Safeco Field.

    Recap | Box Score | Conversation | July 13, 2012
  15. Clearing the bases: Nathan best closer?

    David Schoenfield

    First base: Nathan's hot run. Joe Nathan allowed two hits in picking up his 14th save in the Rangers' 2-1 victory over the Padres, but the save was memorable for another reason. Nathan now has a higher career save percentage than Mariano Rivera -- 89...

    Blog | June 19, 2012
  16. Confidence boost for Joe Nathan?

    Richard Durrett

    It wasn't a save situation, but after Joe Nathan's last appearance, did it matter? Nathan was loose and ready and even after the Rangers scored a couple of runs late to make it a 6-2 game Saturday, manager Ron Washington and pitching coach Mike M...

    Blog | April 15, 2012