Wilk to take Fister’s spot in rotation
And the winner of the latest rotation competition is Adam Wilk, whose five innings of one-hit ball with six strikeouts last Friday stands as the best pitching performance so far for Triple-A Toledo.
Wilk will take injured Doug Fister’s rotation spot and start Saturday at the White Sox. Max Scherzer, who had been scheduled to start Saturday, will move up to Friday, which is the White Sox home opener.
The news came out of a Tuesday morning meeting between manager Jim Leyland and team president/general manager Dave Dombrowski in Leyland’s office.
The Tigers spent the last couple days watching Andy Oliver and Casey Crosby start for the Mud Hens. Both struggled.
In other news, Brandon Inge is being out on a rehab assignment for Toledo beginning tonight. He’ll DH for the Hens tonight, then play second base the next couple days. He’s eligible to be activated from the 15-day DL on Saturday.