Nathan's Injury Offers Hope to AL Central Hitters

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OK, before we get to the heart of the matter -- and the elbow of Joe Nathan -- it's probably worthwhile to show you a few numbers that could blow your mind. Here are Nathan's statistics against the other four teams in the American League Central:

Kansas City Royals: 3-0, 0.85 ERA, 35 saves, team hitting .144 against him
Detroit Tigers: 2-1, 1.55 ERA, 30 saves, team hitting .153 against him
Chicago White Sox: 3-2, 2.06 ERA, 24 saves, team hitting .151 against him
Cleveland Indians: 3-1, 2.98 ERA, 26 saves, team hitting .201 against him

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