Bautista DL'ed, Dolsi called up
The Tigers put Denny Bautista on the 15-day disabled list with right shoulder tendinitis. An MRI exam turned up negative for any structural damage after he left Friday’s game with shoulder soreness, and he should be ready in about a week. That’s too long, though, for the Tigers to go a man short in the bullpen.
If he’s ready in a week, the Tigers can send him out on a brief rehab stint, which could have the added benefit of letting him work on his command — which Jim Leyland strongly hinted just isn’t good enough right now after his 46-pitch performance for four outs last night.
“Either you have to be resilient, or that’s not good enough,” Leyland said.
Taking Bautista’s place for now will be Freddy Dolsi, who was the recommendation of player development director Glenn Ezell and pitching instructor Jon Matlack. Dolsi threw three scoreless innings with a walk and strikeout for Double-A Erie after striking out 11 batters over 7 1/3 innings with five runs on seven hits for Class A Lakeland.