Rotation bolstered, Ausmus has to sort CF, bullpen

DETROIT (AP) Brad Ausmus now has the luxury of managing the American League’s last three Cy Young Award winners.

Still, the trade that brought David Price to the Detroit Tigers leaves the first-year skipper with a few issues to sort through.

By acquiring Price from Tampa Bay on Thursday just before the trade deadline, the AL Central-leading Tigers bolstered a rotation that was already one of the team’s strengths – but to do so they had to give up starting center fielder Austin Jackson and left-handed starter Drew Smyly. Ausmus will have to decide how to divide playing time in center – and the bullpen remains a potential trouble spot as well.