Source: AP (via Yahoo)
This is no surprise, but thinking someone is at the end of their road and then it actually happening are two different things.
The 11-year major league veteran, who is 10th on the league's career saves list with 324, left after a painful performance Sunday in a simulated game.
His locker was cleaned out and the nameplate removed, and he could not be reached for comment on Monday.
I always liked Percival quite a bit. He was an intimidator, throwing gas with a scowl. I thought the Tigers made a big mistake in signing him, and that appears to have turned out to be true. But Percival's one of those guys I'll always remember being a fan of from afar. He never played for my team, but to me, he was the kind of guy you really wished you had.