Dontrelle tweaks knee
Whoever wrote on here that they noticed Dontrelle Willis favoring his knee in Toledo on Friday was onto something. Apparently Willis aggravated his right knee when he fielded a ball along the third-base line during his rehab start. He threw his bullpen session this morning, but he will not start for the Mud Hens on Wednesday. Instead, he’ll throw a side session Friday or Saturday, and doctors and trainers will evaluate him from there.
As a formality, the Tigers have recalled Willis from his rehab assignment. That stops the clock on the 30 days he has to pitch in the Minors before he has to be activated from the DL.
UPDATE @ 5:30pm ET: Dontrelle says he did not tweak his knee. He said the Tigers are doing this as a precautionary measure to make sure he doesn’t to anything to hurt his arm. He said he threw his full bullpen session Sunday morning, but that he felt the same soreness in the knee that he has been feeling.