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Dusty Ryan Could be Answer to Detroit Tigers’ Catching Woes

Published by on June 12, 2009
Article Source: Bleacher Report - MLB

The role of backup catcher on a major league team, is one frequently overlooked. Entering the 2009 season, the Tigers had added two catchers to replace the trio of Ivan Rodriguez, who was traded at the deadline last season, Brandon Inge, who was making his return to third base, and Vance Wilson, who had missed most of the previous two seasons with injuries.

Enter Gerald Laird as the new starter and Misty May-Treanor's husband, Matt to back him up. The Tigers appeared to be set at catcher with two good defenders and a starter that was capable of producing solid offensive numbers.

So far this season, Laird has been as advertised with the glove and has done a very good job working with the pitchers, as the staff current...

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