The Detroit Tigers recalled left-hander Daniel Schlereth from Triple-A Toledo to strengthen their bullpen and sent Jeff Frazier back to to Mud Hens today. From Jason Beck:â†µ
Schlereth, part of the return package from Arizona in last December’s Edwin Jackson trade, pitched in four games for the Tigers during his two-week stint in Detroit last month. The 24-year-old and former first-round draft pick gave up an earned run and two inherited runners on seven hits over 3 2/3 innings with two walks and a strikeout.â†µ
The Tigers called up Frazier when they were in need of offensive punch at the end of July, but had used him sparingly at best in recent days. He went 5-for-22 with a double, an RBI and five strikeouts in eight appearances.â†µ
Schlereth will bolster a pen that has been without closer Jose Valverde, who’s been sidelined with an abdominal injury.