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Octavio Dotel Injury: Tigers Pitcher Placed on 15-Day DL

Detroit Tigers right-handed relief specialist Octavio Dotel has been placed on the 15-day disabled list.

May 26, 2012; Minneapolis, MN, USA: Detroit Tigers relief pitcher Octavio Dotel (20) delivers a pitch in the seventh inning against the Minnesota Twins at Target Field. The Tigers won 6-3. Mandatory Credit: Jesse Johnson-US PRESSWIRE
May 26, 2012; Minneapolis, MN, USA: Detroit Tigers relief pitcher Octavio Dotel (20) delivers a pitch in the seventh inning against the Minnesota Twins at Target Field. The Tigers won 6-3. Mandatory Credit: Jesse Johnson-US PRESSWIRE

On Tuesday afternoon, it was announced that Detroit Tigers' right-handed relief specialist Octavio Dotel was going to be placed on the disabled list. Dotel has been unavailable since June 2 due to inflammation is his right elbow that surfaced following an appearance against the New York Yankees.

SB Nation's Tigers site Bless You Boys ran an article on Monday morning that wondered aloud whether Dotel was going to need a stint on the disabled list. Now that question has been answered.

On Saturday, Dotel spoke with MLive.com's Chris Iott about the situation. Via Mlive.com:

Dotel said he received treatment in the days following his appearance against the Yankees, then threw on the side a bit Wednesday. But his elbow still wasn't right.

"We're doing everything we need to do to get it straight," Dotel said. "We're just going to see in the next couple days how the inflammation goes."

Dotel will be placed on the 15-day disabled list, which will be retroactive to June 3. In his place the club has recalled Luke Putkonen from Triple-A Toledo.

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