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The Future is Now: Rick Porcello, Ryan Perry Earning Stripes for Detroit Tigers

Published by on May 9, 2009
Article Source: Bleacher Report - MLB

One thing became very apparent to manager Jim Leyland, general manager Dave Dombrowski, and many other front office members in the Detroit Tigers' organization at the end of spring training this year: the future is now.

At the head of the line were young, heralded rookie pitchers Rick Porcello and Ryan Perry.

Rick Porcello, 20, and Ryan Perry, 22, began the season with the big club and so far, the decision is paying dividends.

Both have had ups and downs, but generally they are contributing and have helped the Tigers (15-13) to second place in the AL Central in the second month of the season.

The future certainly looks bright.

Perry, working solely out of the bullpen, has been placed i...

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