Castellanos among next round of Tigers callups
Nick Castellanos is getting the call in the big leagues on Sunday. He’ll be bringing a few more reinforcements from the Mud Hens with him.
A source confirmed a report from John Wagner of the Toledo Blade that Castellanos has been informed he’ll join the Tigers on Sunday, the first day Major League rosters expand for September call-ups. Infielder Danny Worth and reliever Evan Reed will also be recalled from Toledo on Sunday, according to Wagner.
Jim Leyland confirmed after Saturday’s win that three players are coming up on Sunday, but did not name them. The Tigers are expected to make it official Sunday morning.
Worth and Reed are already on Detroit’s 40-man roster, so no accompanying move is necessary. The Tigers will have to add Castellanos to the 40-man roster, but the move is a formality. None of them will be eligible for the postseason roster, though the Tigers could use an injury exemption if the need arose to add them.
Castellanos hit his 18th home run of the year for the Mud Hens Saturday night to go with his 76th RBI. He’ll finish his Triple-A season with a .276 average, the product of a slow start, torrid midseason and finally a leveling-off since the All-Star break.