He’s out to make room for Rodney, who’s activated from the 15-day DL. The Tigers will pay what’s left of Mesa’s $2.5 million contract. He said after the game that he’ll see what takers are out there, but he’ll have no regrets if this is the end of the line.
Rodney, meanwhile, will provide some stability back in the bullpen. Instead of mixing and matching from the seventh inning on, the Tigers have a dedicated guy for the eighth inning again.