Waiting to see on Tigers pitching front
The Twins called up some extra pitching help after they used up their bullpen and their previously scheduled Friday starter in Thursday night’s 13-inning battle. Will the Tigers have to do the same?
Manager Jim Leyland wasn’t sure immediately after Thursday’s win at Target Field, but he hinted that it might be at least a discussion with team president/general manager Dave Dombrowski.
Before Thursday’s game, Leyland indicated they could have one more call-up ready, and maybe one extra, when Triple-A Toledo’s season ends on Labor Day. Among the pitchers still left at Triple-A Toledo, starter Andy Oliver and relievers Fu-Te Ni and Jay Sborz are currently on the 40-man roster. Ni just return from a month-long stay on the disabled list to pitch for the Mud Hens Thursday, while Sborz just went on the 7-day DL for the Hens. Detroit could also move one of their injured players from the 15-day to 60-day DL and add somebody to the 40-man if needed, such as Casey Fien.
Or they could decide to do nothing. Neither Ryan Perry nor Daniel Schlereth pitched Thursday, and Alfredo Figaro should be available after his short stint. They’re certainly in better shape than the Twins, who lost starter Scott Baker after just two innings.
That might be their course of action. Tigers game notes just came out, and they don’t include any roster moves.
I’m off this weekend, back home for some downtime and a little fantasy football planning, but I might jump online now and then.