by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com (4/8/2013) Tigers manager Jim Leyland has been pleased with reliever Darrin Downs' performance through the first week of the season, according to the Detroit Free Press. Downs has a 2.08 ERA and 0.46 WHIP in three outings, while totaling seven strikeouts to two walks in 4 1/3 innings.
"Downs is showing the ability to get righties out pretty good," Leyland said.
Downs hasn't allowed a hit to either a right-handed or left-handed hitter this season.
Tigers feel upbeat about Darin Downs
by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com (3/28/2013) The Tigers announced Thursday left-handed reliever Darin Downs has made the opening day roster. Downs, who posted a 3.48 ERA in 18 relief outings last season for Detroit, is 0-1 with a 0.64 ERA and 0.86 WHIP in 13 relief outings this spring. He has struck out 16 and walked just three in 14 innings.
Darin Downs impressing Jim Leyland
by Ed Gauna | CBSSports.com (3/23/2013) Tigers reliever Darin Downs earned his first win of the Grapefruit League Saturday against the Yankees. He entered in the seventh and gave up a hit over a scoreless inning. The left-hander also struck out two in the 10-6 victory.
Downs has a 0.73 ERA through 11 appearances this spring with 13 strikeouts in 12 1/3 innings.
"He's a guy that came into camp this year and said, 'I'm just going to come in and do my job,'" manager Jim Leyland told MLB.com.
Tigers add Downs to bullpen
by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com (7/3/2012) The Tigers purchased the contract of reliever Darin Downs on Tuesday.