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Tigers Option Andy Oliver To Toledo

Following Sunday's victory over the Chicago White Sox, the Detroit Tigers sent pitcher Andy Oliver down to Toledo. Oliver made two starts for the Tigers in place of Phil Coke, who is expected to start for Detroit on Wednesday against the Texas Rangers.

The reason Oliver was sent down on Sunday instead of when Coke returns is because pitcher David Purcey is returning from the paternity list. Purcey was placed on it Saturday in order to with his wife as she gave birth to twins (a boy and a girl). His home is in Dallas, so he will be able to join the Tigers on Monday in Arlington as they begin their series against the Rangers.

Adam Wilk was recalled from Toledo when Purcey was placed on the paternity list. For the time being, Wilk will stay with the Tigers, although he could be sent down when Coke is activated from the disabled list.

Detroit will also need a roster spot when Magglio Ordonez is activated from the DL. He is going to play with Toledo again on Monday, but the expectation is for him to be back with the Tigers at some point this week.