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.
The Tigers optioned pitchers Casey Crosby and Melvin Mercedes to Triple-A Toledo and pitcher Jose Valdez and catcher Ramon Cabrera to Double-A Erie Wednesday. The team also re-assigned catcher James McCann and pitchers Robbie Ray, Duane Below and Drew VerHagen to minor-league camp Wednesday.
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