Kyle Ryan called up, Ian Krol optioned
Ian Krol’s four-run, four-hit eighth inning Sunday led to a change in the Tigers bullpen. Kyle Ryan has been recalled from Triple-A Toledo, presumably to fill a relief sport, and Krol has been optioned back to the Mud Hens.
It’s the third time Krol has been optioned out this season after making the Opening Day roster. He seemingly had found his footing in July, but had struggled lately to finish off hitters, from a July 31 outing at Baltimore to yesterday. Tom Gorzelanny’s return Sunday wasn’t a good sign for Krol’s role.
Ryan made two starts since rejoining Toledo, most recently eight shutout innings on three hits with two walks and eight strikeouts last Thursday. He, too, has been bouncing back and forth this season, now up for the third time.