Keeping track of rehabbing Hens
Lots of moves in game for Jim Leyland in Wednesday’s win. Lots of player movement, actual and potential, to track after the game.
The one move the Tigers did announce Wednesday was the return of Ryan Perry. He’ll be recalled Friday from Triple-A Toledo; Adam Wilk was optioned out to make room. Leyland had been cautious for the last few weeks to emphasize that they needed to know Perry was really pitching well, getting hitters out on pitches in the strike zone rather than getting Triple-A hitters to chase. That apparently was taking shape, and the Tigers’ need for right-handed middle relief wasn’t diminishing.
The move that wasn’t announced was the pending return of Brandon Inge from his rehab assignment, but that appears close as well. While it isn’t clear whether Inge will play in Thursday’s game for the Hens while the Tigers enjoy their off-day, he told the Toledo Blade he plans to be back in Detroit on Friday when the homestand begins. Supporting that were the comments of Leyland, who said Wednesday morning he would expect a move on Inge fairly soon and has a plan on how to fit him back in.
Then there’s Brad Thomas, who could be on his final steps of rehab. He pitched two innings the other night, and he’s scheduled to go two innings again Thursday or Friday.