Zumaya moved to 60-day disabled list
Joel Zumaya’s latest visit with Dr. James Andrews is scheduled for today, but the Tigers got the procedural portion of his injury out of the way already by transferring the hard-throwing but oft-injured right-hander from the 15- to 60-day disabled list.
For practical purposes, the DL move doesn’t mean much, other than to open a spot on the 40-man roster. Even if Zumaya was pain-free and cleared to begin throwing again tomorrow, he’d still be at least a couple weeks away from throwing in games, then would face a minor league rehab assignment. That would likely take him well into May anyway. Now that he’s on the 60-day DL, the earliest he can be activated is around the end of May.
For personnel purposes, the move opens up a 40-man roster spot, meaning Detroit now has the room to call up a non-roster guy if they so choose. Probably not a harbinger of anything quite yet, but good to know.