Nice slide, Ian Kinsler

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Darvish vs. Verlander was the draw, but neither of them were all that sharp. As such, this first inning slide from Ian Kinsler, given the GIF treatment by Drew Sheppard, was easily the highlight of last night’s Tigers-Ranger ballgame:

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If I had the skills I’d insert audio over that with Kinsler saying “My face! My beautiful face! I must save it by putting my helmet down and risking a spinal injury!”

Brayan Peña announces retirement

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Catcher Brayan Peña announced his retirement on Monday evening via his Twitter account:

Peña, 36, signed a minor league contract with the Tigers in January but the club ended up going with catcher Jarrod Saltalamacchia for their Triple-A roster.

Peña spent parts of 12 seasons in the majors with the Braves, Royals, Tigers, Reds, and Cardinals from 2005-16. He hit .259/.299/.351 in 1,950 plate appearances.

With his playing days behind him, Peña will transition into coaching. He will manage one of the Tigers’ Gulf Coast League teams, George Sipple of the Free Press reports.