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Tigers Option Danny Worth, Recall Brayan Villarreal

The Detroit Tigers need another arm with the injury to Jose Valverde, and Brayan Villarreal is that guy, at the expense of Danny Worth.

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The Detroit Tigers are making some moves to make up for the fact that closer Jose Valverde is dealing with a strained lower back. He's set to miss a couple games, and according to the Tigers official Twitter account, they've brought up right-handed reliever Brayan Villarreal:

Valverde suffered the injury on Tuesday and is day-to-day, and Villarreal is being brought back to help out the bullpen. As notes, Villarreal is being recalled 10 days after he was options on May 6 to make way for starting pitcher Doug Fister. That's league rules - a player has to wait 10 days to be eligible to be recalled.

Having Danny Worth sent down is significant. He wasn't great by any stretch of the imagination, but the Tigers liked some of the things he did when he was recalled in April to replace outfielder Delmon Young when he was suspended by the MLB. The Tigers needed an arm though, so it's Worth who gets sent down to AAA Toledo.