• by Jason Butt | CBSSports.com

    Tigers minor-leaguer Luke Putkonen goes on disabled list

    The Toledo Mud Hens, the Tigers' Triple-A affiliate, placed pitcher Luke Putkonen on the disabled list, according to the Toledo Blade. Putkonen has been dealing with an elbow injury and there is no timetable for his return. Replacing Putkonen on the Mud Hens' roster will be right-handed pitcher Ryan Perry , who was promoted from the Double-A Erie SeaWolves.

  • by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com

    Tigers release Luke Putkonen

    The Tigers released pitcher Luke Putkonen on Saturday. Putkonen missed most of last season with an elbow injury, and the team outrighed him to Triple-A in January, removing him from the 40-man roster. He had a non-roster invitation to Major League camp, but he had a 7.36 ERA in four games.

  • by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com

    Tigers reassign Putkonen, Duran, Mantiply to minor-league camp

    The Tigers announced some roster cuts on Tuesday, per the Detroit Free Press. The team reassigned right-hander Luke Putkonen and left-handers Omar Duran and Joe Mantiply to minor-league camp.

  • by Michael Hurcomb | Fantasy Writer

    Tigers RP Luke Putkonen clears waivers, outrighted to Triple-A

    The Tigers announced Thursday reliever Luke Putkonen was outrighted to Triple-A Toledo. He was designated for assignment last week.

  • by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com

    Tigers' Luke Putkonen throwing at 100 percent

    Tigers pitcher Luke Putkonen is throwing at 100 percent, according to the Detroit Free Press. Putkonen made two appearances for Detroit last season, but underwent elbow surgery in June. He was designated for assignment by the club on Tuesday, and could become a free-agent if he isn't claimed on waivers.

  • by Michael Hurcomb | Fantasy Writer

    Tigers sign reliever Gorzelanny to one-year deal, DFA Putkonen

    The Tigers announced Tuesday they agreed to terms with pitcher Tom Gorzelanny on a one-year deal. To clear a roster spot, pitcher Luke Putkonen was designated for assignment. The 32-year-old Gorzelanny spent the 2014 season pitching out of the Brewers' bullpen. However, he missed the first few months of the season recovering from shoulder surgery. He posted a 0.86 ERA and 1.43 WHIP in 23 relief appearances. He struck out 23 batters in 21 innings. The 28-year-old Putkonen made just two appearances for Detroit in 2014, posting a 27.00 ERA. He is 1-5 with a 4.66 ERA in 44 career relief appearances.

  • by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com

    Tigers activate Luke Putkonen, Drew VerHagen from DL

    The Tigers have activated pitchers Luke Putkonen and Drew VerHagen from the 60-day disabled list Friday. VerHagen missed most of the season due to a back injury. Putkonen had surgery in June to repair a bone spur.

  • by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com

    Luke Putkonen knocked around during rehab game

    Tigers pitcher Luke Putkonen was knocked around in his first rehab appearance. Putkonen gave up four runs in just 2/3 of an inning. He allowed two hits, including a home run, and walked two batters. Putkonen is attempting to come back after June elbow surgery.

  • by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com

    Luke Putkonen beginning rehab assignment Thursday

    Tigers pitcher Luke Putkonen is expected to take his recovery from elbow surgery out on rehab assignment Thursday, the team announced. Putkonene will begin his assignment for Class A West Michigan, though it is not clear how long he is expected to stay on assignment at this point.

  • by R.J. White | CBSSports.com

    Luke Putkonen throws 25-pitch bullpen session Friday

    Tigers pitcher Luke Putkonen threw a 25-pitch bullpen session Friday and experienced no pain, MLive.com reports. It was Putkonen's first bullpen session since undergoing elbow surgery in mid-June. He could go out on a rehab assignment as some point in August before the end of the minor-league season if he doesn't encounter any setbacks. "With only a month left in the minor-league season, even if he can get ready, there's really no place for him to do a rehab assignment, so I don't know what will happen," manager Brad Ausmus said. "I don't know if he will be ready."