The Detroit Tigers made a roster move following Sunday's 5-2 win over the Minnesota Twins. They called up relief pitcher Chance Ruffin from the Toledo Mud Hens and sent down relief pitcher Lester Oliveros.
Ruffin spent part of this season in Double-A Erie and part of it in Triple-A Toledo. In Erie, he had an ERA of 2.12 and pitched 34.0 innings. In Toledo, he pitched in 9.0 innings and had an ERA of 2.00.
Although Ruffin is set to join Detroit starting on Monday, Tigers manager Jim Leyland admitted he doesn't know very much about his new reliever. From MLive:
"I don't know anything about him," Tigers manager Jim Leyland said. "I know nothing about him except he's tough, he's good and he's from Texas."
The Tigers selected Ruffin with the 48th overall pick in the 2010 MLB Draft.
As for Oliveros, he made nine appearances for the Tigers and ended up having an ERA of 5.63. He is now headed back to Toledo, where he had a 4.37 ERA in 22.2 innings earlier this year.