Due to the Tigers' game on Friday being rained out and not played until Sunday night, the Tigers have decided to start Eddie Bonine on Wednesday against the Rays. Because the Tigers don't want to have a pitcher start on short rest, the simple solution was to name Bonine as Wednesday's starter.
Bonine made nine starts the previous two seasons with the Tigers, but has 31 appearances out of the bullpen and no starts this season. He is 4-0 with a 2.80 ERA.
Here is the probable pitching schedule for the Rays series:
Monday: Max Scherzer vs. Matt Garza
Tuesday: Justin Verlander vs. James Shields
Wednesday: Eddie Bonine vs. Jeff Niemann
Thursday: Rick Porcello vs. David Price