On Friday, the Detroit Tigers announced that relief pitcher Al Alburquerque has had his rehab assignment transferred from Single-A Lakeland to Triple-A Toledo. He had been assigned to Lakeland on July 24 in order to begin the rehab process.
Injury rehab assignment of Alburquerque has been transferred from Lakeland to Toledo today.— Brian Britten (@BBritten_Tigers) August 3, 2012
Alburquerque underwent surgery in December to stabilize a non-displaced stress fracture in his right elbow.
He has yet to participate in a game in 2012 but appeared in 41 games with the Tigers during the 2011 season, posting a 6-1 record, 1.87 ERA and 67 strikeouts. He led all American League relievers with a .142 batting average against, 4.36 hits per nine innings and 13.92 strikeouts per nine innings.
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