Tigers notebook: Closer Soto leans on two-pitch repertoire, Grossman antsy to return

Chris McCosky
The Detroit News

Kansas City, Mo. — It’s an odd conversation to have when you think about it.

Gregory Soto, the Tigers’ lefty closer, has dominated hitters at every level with a heavy, 98-mph sinker and a wipeout slider. Why are we talking about adding another pitch to his mix?

“He’s an uncomfortable at-bat from the get-go for most guys,” Tigers manager AJ Hinch said Thursday. “But he has areas to tweak just like everybody else.”