Matt Young joining Tigers?
John Wagner of the Toledo Blade reports that Matt Young was pulled from the Mud Hens game early tonight and was getting hugs from teammates on his way out. Both are usually signs that somebody’s heading to the big leagues.
The Tigers had no move to announce before the game. Likewise, they had no results to report on the MRI exam Andy Dirks underwent on his right Achilles tendon. If Young is indeed coming up, Dirks would be the logical move, given that Don Kelly was the only outfielder available on the bench Friday and he’s perfectly healthy.
Young made an impression as a non-roster invitee in Tigers camp this spring, and entered Friday batting .260 as a Mud Hen with three doubles, four triples, 16 RBIs, 45 walks and 12 stolen bases in 14 attempts over 49 games. He went 10-for-48 with the Braves last year.
The Tigers’ 40-man roster is currently full, so if Young is coming up, somebody would have to come off. They’ve churned through at least two pitchers who would almost surely clear waivers. They could also move Daniel Schlereth from the 15-day disabled list to the 60-day DL, a move that would basically be a formality right now since he hasn’t pitched since April 21 and he hasn’t resumed baseball activities yet in his rehab from shoulder issues.