DETROIT — The Detroit Tigers will appoint right-handed bowler Drew Hutchison for the job ahead of Wednesday’s game against the Oakland Athletics, the Detroit Tigers manager said.
The move is being taken to create an active spot on the roster for left-handed starting bowler Joey Wentz, who will be called up from Triple-A Toledo to make his major league debut.
Hutchison is out of options, so he should be put on waivers once he’s removed from the active list. If he clears the waivers, he can accept the express waiver to Toledo or become a free agent.
Hutchison has a 4.60 ERA in the 15 2/3 Tour this year, scoring 15 and running 12.
The 31-year-old from Lakeland, Hutchison made nine appearances for the Tigers in 2021, including two. He scored 2.11 ERA in 21 1/3 innings, hit 10 and walked 11. He re-signed a minor league deal just after the end of the shutdown and took the club out of spring training.
Wentz, who ranked 40th overall in the Atlanta Braves pick in 2016, traded to the Tigers in 2019 for loyal Shane Green.
He underwent Tommy John’s surgery less than a year later and didn’t return to the heap until last summer.
The 24-year-old made five starts for Triple-A Toledo, scoring 26 and running 10 in 19 2/3 runs.
Additionally, the Tigers announced that right-handed bowler Alex Faido, who served as the 27th man for the double-header on Tuesday, has returned to Toledo.
This is likely just a formality, as the Tigers will need to start Monday in Tampa Bay when they open a series against the Rays. Fido would be a strong candidate.
Tigers 40-player roster (38)
The players in bold are in the list of 26 players
left-handed jugs (6): Tyler Alexander*, Andrew ChavinAnd Eduardo RodriguezAnd Scobal withdrawalAnd Gregory SotoAnd Joy Wentz.
left-handed jugs (15th): Jacob BarnesAnd Bo BriskyAngel de Jesus, Alex Faido and Jason Foley Michael VollmerAnd Ronnie GarciaAnd Joe JimenezAnd Alex LangMatt Manning *Casey Miz*, Willy PeraltaAnd Michael PinedaElvin Rodriguez, will vist.
catchers (2): Tucker BarnhartAnd Eric Haas.
interfering (9): Javier BaezAnd Miguel CabreraAnd Jimer CandelarioAnd Harold CastroAnd Willy CastroCody Clemens Jonathan ScopeZack Short Spencer Turkelson.
the guards (6): Akil Badu, Daz Cameron, Robbie GrossmanAnd Derek HillAnd Austin MeadowsVictor Reyes*.
* On the list of the wounded for 10 days.
catcher Jake Rogers (right elbow sprain); Right-handers Jose Cisnero (right shoulder sprain), Kyle Funkhuser (right shoulder injury) and Spencer Turnbull (right elbow sprain) are on the injury list for 60 days, removing them from the 40-man roster.