Rapada joins Tigers
With the Mud Hens eliminated from the International League playoffs, the Tigers will call up lefty Clay Rapada on Saturday. He was the pitcher Detroit received from the Cubs for Craig Monroe. Dane Sardinha will also join the big-league club, but he won’t be on the active roster. Instead, he’ll be with the team as insurance in case Ivan Rodriguez or Mike Rabelo suffer an injury and the Tigers need to activate another catcher.