Buck Farmer is heading back to the minors, and Tyler Collins could join him. The Detroit Tigers announced Farmer will head to Triple-A Toledo on Sunday. Farmer, who was added to the roster as the 26th man for Saturday's doubleheader, picked up his first major league victory in the Tigers' 4-3 win over the White Sox. He struck out 11 in six-plus innings. Collins, meanwhile, was designated for assignment after the Tigers purchased the contract of outfielder Alex Presley, who hit .213 (33-for-155) in 40 games with the Mud Hens this season. If Collins clears waivers, he could rejoin the Tigers' organization in Toledo. Collins has appeared in 40 games for the Tigers this season, batting .200 with
Jim Bunning was an intimidating figure as a major league pitcher and was just as hard-nosed and uncompromising as a U.S. senator. ''The main qualities it takes for professional athletes and politicians is to have a very thick hide, a thick skin, and to be able to meet and greet people,'' he said in July 2000. Bunning, a Hall of Fame pitcher who parlayed his sports fame into a political career as a staunch advocate for conservative causes, has died.
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