Bautista traded to Pittsburgh
The Tigers just traded reliever Denny Bautista to Pittsburgh for a Double-A reliever named Kyle Pearson. Bautista had been designated for assignment on June 20. No word on how the Pirates will use him. Supposedly Pittsburgh needs more starting help than relief, but Bautista hasn’t started since 2006. The Tigers haven’t assigned Pearson to anywhere yet; he split his time between Class A ball and Double-A Altoona.