We knew that a bullpen body would be hitching a ride back to Toledo to make room for recently acquired David Purcey, since the recalling of Danny Worth supplemented the Scott Sizemore deal, but it was unknown exactly who it would be. The obvious guesses were LHP Andy Wilk and, mine personally, RHP Enrique Gonzalez. Due to the sudden plethora of lefties in the Tigers' pen, though, Wilk made the most sense. Sure enough, he was the odd man out despite being a better pitcher [via Official Tigers Twitter]:
Tigers have optioned LHP Adam Wilk to Toledo to create room on 25-man roster for LHP David Purcey. #tigers
Wilk was recalled earlier this week when Phil Coke was placed on the 15-day DL with an ankle injury. He made his debut on Thursday, tossing 3.2 earned run-less innings while striking out four (and walking one). Enrique Gonzalez lucked out here, as he's been atrocious in his six games with Detroit this year and a one month hiatus in Toledo seemingly did nothing to help him get better. I'd be surprised if he lasted much longer and we don't see Wilk soon get another chance to have to pitch himself out of the bigs before getting demoted again.