Mercedes signed a minor league contract with the Tigers on Wednesday. Mercedes made one appearance with the Tigers in 2014, but spent 2015 between Double-A Erie and Triple-A Toledo. While he was excellent in Double-A, holding a 2.73 ERA in 26.1 innings, but struggled in 22 appearances in Triple-A with a 6.68 ERA in 33.2 innings. The 25-year-old doesn't strike out a ton of batters, nor does he keep runners off the base paths, but he's a good depth piece in the team's minor league system.
The Tigers have outrighted right-hander Melvin Mercedes to Triple-A Toledo a week after designating him for assignment. He cleared waivers. The 24 year old pitched two hitless shutout innings in one appearance this season for Detroit.
The Tigers announced pitcher Melvin Mercedes has been designated for assignment. The team cited a need to create a spot on 40-man roster. Mercedes pitched two innings in 2014 and did not give up a run.
The Tigers optioned reliever Melvin Mercedes to Triple-A Toledo following Saturday's game against the Mariners. Mercedes made his MLB debut Friday, throwing two perfect innings and recording two strikeouts.
The Tigers recalled Melvin Mercedes to add an extra arm to the bullpen Thursday, the team announced. Mercedes is likely to be with the team for just a few days, while waiting for Jim Johnson to join them. He had a 4.33 ERA in 52 innings at Triple-A Toledo prior to his callup.
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