On Tuesday afternoon, the Detroit Tigers announced that the club had outrighted the contract of right-handed pitcher Collin Balester to Triple-A Toledo, which means that he has officially cleared waivers after being designated for assignment on May 22 so that the Tigers could purchase the contract of outfielder Quintin Berry.
Tigers today have outrighted the contract of RHP Collin Balester to Triple A Toledo. #tigers— Brian Britten (@BBritten_Tigers) May 29, 2012
Balester, a 25-year old reliever, was 2-0 in 11 games pitched and had a 6.50 ERA with a strikeout-to-walk ratio of 12-11 in 18 innings pitched this season. He was acquired during the offseason in a trade with the Washington Nationals for another 25-year-old right-handed reliever named Ryan Perry, who has a 10.80 ERA in six-plus innings pitched this season.