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Despite Joe Nathan's struggles, Tigers' patience with closer has paid off

Despite Joe Nathan's struggles, Tigers' patience with closer has paid off

Joe Nathan has two blown saves and a 2.95 ERA since July 23. That's when the Detroit Tigers traded Corey Knebel, the 39th overall pick in the 2013 draft, and fellow pitcher Jake Thompson, a second-round pick in 2012, to the Texas Rangers for closer Joakim Soria. Since the Soria trade, Nathan went 1-1 with 15 saves and gave up 20 hits and 13 walks in 21 1/3 innings with 15 strikeouts. For the full article, click here.

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