Tigers recall Ian Krol from Triple-A Toledo

Back on the blog after a couple days of pulling double-duty to handle draft and game stuff on the site. Also back, apparently, is lefty Ian Krol, recalled by the Tigers from Triple-A Toledo to fill a role in the bullpen.

The team did not announce a corresponding roster move, saying that will be announced on Friday. But given the last couple days, they have a few different ways they can go:

  • If the Tigers decide that Shane Greene needs a stint in the minors, they can move Kyle Ryan back into the rotation in Greene’s spot and use Krol to fill the bullpen void.
  • If the Tigers decide a change is needed in their lefty relief corps, they could go lefty for lefty. Tom Gorzelanny gave up a hit and a walk without retiring a batter last night, extending his struggles to eight runs on six hits and five walks over 2 2/3 innings in his last four outings. He’s giving up a .303 average to left-handed hitters this season, along with a .342 average to righties. Blaine Hardy has had a good run of pitching lately and would seem unlikely to head out.
  • If the Tigers simply want another lefty reliever against Cleveland — remember, they called up Blaine Hardy for this very purpose a few games into the season when Joe Nathan went on the DL — they could make a swap, either for Greene or a right-handed reliever (Angel Nesbitt would seem most at risk here). Detroit doesn’t need a fifth starter until next Tuesday.

Keep in mind, the Tigers will have another roster move coming after Friday’s game to activate Justin Verlander from the disabled list in time for his start Saturday night.

As for Krol, the 25-year-old has done a lot to earn his return since being sent out on April 22. In 14 appearances, he has allowed two runs on nine hits over 15 2/3 innings with seven walks and 18 strikeouts. His first runs allowed came June 7, but he followed them up with two solid innings Wednesday night. Most important, left-handed hitters batted just 2-for-22 against him with no extra-base hits, no walks and 10 strikeouts.


The construction icon on that map actually denotes the location of the tent Danny Worth lived in during his time with the Detroit organization.

My guess is that Greene goes down Friday, Nesbitt Saturday.

Gose going back to earth was written in the sky: his Babip was 100 points higher than the lucky one, Jackson.
Gose is neat but not that good fielding : the dive, his arm needs a GPS like Boesch ´s arm. While Rajai is Delmon like with range . It is an aesthetic standard

Gose could be a dandy player. There are other ways of rejuvenating or reinvigorating oneself. IMO they should bat him 9th, take some pressure off him. And when he gets on MAKE him become a prolific base-stealer.
Gose has some real ability to steal bases and that is also a way to instill confidence that can spill over to becoming a solid complete player.
Right now they are not helping him by asking him to sort things out at the top of the lineup.

most of the bullpen roles are a tossup still at the 60 game mark. Soria closer, Chamberlain setup. that’s about it, the rest in flux yet. have no idea what Wilson’s role is, he’s been used in many different situations.
getting Krol up now is a good move, even if it doesn’t work out. they need to decide if he can help them this season or not. will help establish priorities for the trade deadline.

MLBTR linked the Dodgers to Price, among a few other top-tier targets, in a deadline deal.

greene heads to toledo. makes sense. gotta get things fixed!

Speculations to get clicks. Soon Morosi will began trading Miguel and Paws.

Just a wish list. The Tigers probably are scouting Cueto and Zimmermann too. And ,maybe, even Greinke. But nothing real there

That Fister trade is looking worse and worse

A starter, a setup, and in fantasy baseball ,a 3B (that bat LH )

MLBTR included Price among “preferred names.” Well no kidding.
Not quite the middle of June yet and the wild speculation is underway. It always cracks me up how the national MLB media builds up the DEADLINE and then expresses their disappointment over the lack of actual trades.

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