Willis' rehab now on hold; Lambert designated
Word from the Tigers earlier in the day was that Dontrelle Willis had his rehab start at Triple-A Toledo pushed back from Monday to Wednesday due to hip soreness. Now, Willis apparently won’t be starting Wednesday, either. His rehab stint is now on hold with his sore hip.
Meanwhile, just when you figured the draft wouldn’t affect the Mud Hens just yet, it cost them their scheduled Tuesday starter, too. The Tigers designated Chris Lambert’s contract for assignment Monday, presumably to make room for Jacob Turner on the 40-man roster. Because Turner signed a Major League deal, he immediately goes on the 40-man, even though he won’t be pitching in games for a while. We know it wasn’t to make room for Aubrey Huff, because the Tigers announced they moved Joel Zumaya to the 60-day DL for that.
The way things are going at Triple-A Toledo, they might need a pitcher or two from last week’s tryout camp before long. Because they just lost their scheduled starters for the next two nights.