Tigers Place Closer Joe Nathan on DL


Tigers RHP Joe Nathan has UCL tear and a flexor pronator tear, will undergo season-ending Tommy John surgery. - @MLB

Original Story 4/7

The Detroit Tigers have shutout the Minnesota Twins two games in a row, but will have to continue winning without their closer, Joe Nathan, who was placed on the DL with a right flexor strain in his elbow.  Joakim Soria will close for the Tigers until Nathan returns.

Nathan earned a one out save on Monday, in a 4-0 Tigers wins.  David Price pitched 8.2 innings of shutout ball, but left two men on before Nathan struck out Torii Hunter.  Hunter did not like the call.

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