|(1/23/15) Tigers reliever Ian Krol blamed his worth ethic for his collapse last season, according to MLive.com.
"I slipped up in my workouts," Krol said. "In season, my work ethic wasn't as hard as it is in the offseason."
Krol was acquired in the four-player trade that sent former Tigers starter Doug Fister to Washington. He got off to a strong start, posting an ERA of 3.38 in April and an ERA of 1.59 in May. Krol landed on the disabled list in June with shoulder inflammation, and was never the same. He finished with a 4.96 ERA with a 1.684 WHIP in 32 2/3 innings for the Tigers last season.
Krol's solution this offseason was to add approximately 15 pounds to his frame, in hopes of being able to handle a heavier workload, along with additional velocity to his fastball.
"One thing I'm trying to get a grasp on is being consistent throughout the season," Krol said. "I need to have a workout regiment throughout the week throughout the season to keep me healthy.
"I don't think the workload was too much. I just think it was my fault by not catching up or keeping up with my arm exercises or getting in the gym."