The Tigers returned the contract of left-handed pitcher Kyle Bloom to the Pittsburgh Pirates on Sunday. Bloom posted a 5-8 record, 4.19 ERA and 93 strikeouts in 28 outings (22 starts) for Double-A Altoona last season.
On Monday, the Tigers agreed to 2009 contracts with right-handed pitchers Kyle Bloom, Alfredo Figaro, Chris Lambert and Zach Simons; catcher Dusty Ryan; infielder Michael Hollimon; and outfielder Casper Wells.
The Tigers selected left-handed pitcher Kyle Bloom from the Pirates in the Rule-5 Draft. Bloom has compiled a 33-38 record and 4.26 ERA in 116 games (110 starts) in five seasons in the minors.