Texas acquires RH Burns from San Diego, signs 2
Baseball Writers Association of America. Texas also agreed to terms with infielder Yangervis Solarte and right-hander Collin Balester on a minor league contracts. Those include invitations to major league spring training.
Dotel eager to set mark by pitching for 13th team
win the World Series. ''He's been moved a lot, but obviously not because of performance,'' said reliever Collin Balester , one of Dotel's new teammates with the Tigers. ''Sometimes that happens. He's a good guy to have around
Tigers 1, Yankees 1(10)
bearing down on this bullpen situation. I'm a big bullpen guy. To me, that is a huge piece of this puzzle.'' Collin Balester replaced Below in the third and proceeded to load the bases, but got out of the jam by getting a grounder from Jeter
Mariners 9, Tigers 1
after he got just six outs. Liddi's single in the sixth loaded the bases and finished rookie reliever Thad Weber. Collin Balester induced three flyouts, but walked in a run to make it 9-1. ''It feels good to hit the home runs, but winning
Rangers 10, Tigers 3
The Rangers led 2-1 before scoring a pair of unearned runs in the fifth. After a leadoff walk by Josh Hamilton , Collin Balester relieved Wilk and got Adrian Beltre to hit a chopper toward third. Cabrera made a smooth pickup on a short hop but
Tigers' Boesch says he's ready to go after injury
Saturday against the Atlanta Braves . ... Leyland said RHP Doug Fister will start that game on the mound, with RHP Collin Balester , LHP Phil Coke , LHP Daniel Schlereth , RHP David Pauley and RHP Jacob Turner also likely to pitch.
Yankees 6, Tigers 2
Scherzer was pulled after throwing 119 pitches. Putkonen gave up Rodriguez's fielder's choice RBI in the seventh. Collin Balester relieved and gave up a sacrifice fly to Robinson Cano . Putkonen walked two. NOTES: The major league record for
Dotel set to pitch for Tigers, 13th MLB team
of the contract. Later on Friday, the Tigers announced they had traded Ryan Perry to the Washington Nationals for Collin Balester in a swap of two other right-handed relievers. Dotel had a 3.50 ERA in 54 innings and went 5-4 last season
Tigers leadoff man Austin Jackson tweaking swing
double plays this spring ... the Tigers agreed to terms with five players on contracts for the 2012 season: RHPs Collin Balester , Luis Marte and David Pauley, INF Danny Worth and OF Clete Thomas.
Walks the culprit as Nationals fall
began with floundering starter Collin Balester and threaded through every one ..... Times]; Jim Riggleman removed Collin Balester in the second inning after his ..... Washington Times]; A tough night: Collin Balester walked five batters in 1 1