Tigers recall Holaday, Ryan as September callups begin

I wrote on the site yesterday on the Tigers’ potential call-ups, starting with Bryan Holaday and Kyle Ryan. Those two moves became official Tuesday, with the pair recalled from Triple-A Toledo.

Both moves had been expected. Like a lot of teams, the Tigers have used September call-ups in recent years to add a third catcher, giving them flexibility in case of injury or pinch-hit opportunities. There was some question whether they’d have that chance when Holaday injured his left thumb on a collision at home plate a few weeks ago, but he returned to action late last week.

Holaday served as James McCann’s backup catcher earlier this year while Alex Avila was on the disabled list to strengthen his knee. The 27-year-old batted .271 (13-for-48) with a home run and 12 RBIs before returning to Toledo, where he hit .224 (36-for-161) for the year with two homers and 17 RBIs. With Avila up for free agency this winter, this month could be a lead-in toward Holaday backing up McCann next season, though Detroit could opt for a veteran left-handed hitting catcher to do that if they don’t re-sign Avila.

Ryan gives the highly taxed Tigers bullpen an extra reliever, plus a starting pitching option should Detroit decide to skip Matt Boyd for a turn to watch his innings, or move Buck Farmer back to the bullpen. The soon-to-be 24-year-old owns a 1-2 record and 5.94 ERA in five starts and five relief appearances, having allowed 22 earned runs on 39 hits over 33 1/3 innings with 14 walks and 20 strikeouts. He went 4-9 with a 4.19 ERA in 17 starts for the Mud Hens.

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Two of the least exciting call-ups possible.

The other guys should arrive next week.

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Yes, my guess is Machado, Moya, Bernard and probably Marte. As to pitchers: does it really matter?

Hessman is deserving.

Definitely. But they would have to give him the courtesy of putting him on the 40 man roster.
And they should.

Hessman is on DL
First . they would need to call up Greene to add him to the 60 days DL . They wont risk a player.

They need Ryan and Lobstein and any other pitcher with a pulse. So, they could shut down Norris, Wilson and Hardy

Gose cf, Kinsler 2b, Cabrera 1b, Martinez rf, Martinez, V. dh, Castellanos 3b, Collins lf, McCann c, Iglesias ss

If this team scores in the first inning….they need a sleeping pill to get through the next eight….i watched part of the Cleveland ,, Toronto game last night…Toronto
bats were quited,..which goes to show you how badly someone is calling our games.
Our pitchers were pitching batting practice…..once Tiger pitchers goe to another team, they become major leaguers( sorry Jeff Jones, you must go!, along with the
rest of the coaches….this team needs cleansing….just look at todays’
line-up…same ol’, samoli…shake it up for crying out loud…Ausmus could catch…
I believe he’s calling the pitches anyway(that’s what I hear) he calls for grand slams
a lot…bye the way, Cleveland is a comer, Rayburn hitting nicely…Francona is
doing a wonderful job with that team….he and Molitorr are very good mnagers.
cannot same for Ausmus Sorry again for the sour grapes…
For the person that claimed we bloggers were responsible for this seasons outcome
no, We just want to see this team…to perform at the major league level, which the
Tigers are not…. Doesn’t take much effort to lose, does it? Guess what folks
we’re in the cellar.. and at this rate, we’ll lose 100 games….

correction: We don’t need a sleeping pill to….

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