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Tigers take a chance, add former All-Star Rosenthal to bullpen mix

Cleveland – This was always going to happen.

The lure for Trevor Rosenthal to sign a minor-league deal with the rebuilding Tigers on June 29 was the promise of an opportunity to pitch again in the big leagues.

"We agreed to give him an opportunity up here once we signed him," manager Ron Gardenhire said before Monday's game after the Tigers announced they had purchased Rosenthal's contract from Triple-A Toledo. "Now we're going to give him a look.

"He throws the ball 100 mph. He was one of the better closers in the game a few years ago.