TigsTown Transaction Blog: Catching Up

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07/31/11

Optioned Jacob Turner (RHP) to Toledo

Posted by Mark, 07/31/11


07/30/11

Traded Francisco Martinez (3B), Charlie Furbush (LHP), Casper Wells (OF), and a PTBNL to Seattle for Doug Fister (RHP) and David Pauley (RHP)

Recalled Jacob Turner (RHP) from Erie to Detroit

Re-assigned Drew Smyly (LHP) from Lakeland to Erie

Re-assigned Brian Stroud (RHP) from GCL to Lakeland

Re-assigned Luis Marte (RHP) from Erie to Toledo

Re-assigned Aaron Westlake (1B) from GCL to Connecticut

Bo McClendon (OF) retired

Re-assigned Brent Wyatt (OF) from Lakeland to Erie

Re-assigned Ben Guez (OF) from Erie to Toledo

Re-assigned Ramon Garcia (LHP) from Erie to Toledo

Re-assigned Ryan Robowski (LHP) from Toledo to Erie

Posted by Mark, 07/30/11


07/29/11

Released Drew Gagnier (RHP)

Re-assigned Melvin Mercedes (RHP) from West Michigan to Connecticut

Released Michael Bertram (1B/3B)

Signed Ricardo Mayora (RHP)

Signed Jose Fuentes (RHP)

Signed Eduardo Jimenez (RHP)

Signed Anthony Castro (RHP)

Optioned Chance Ruffin (RHP) to Toledo

Recalled Daniel Schlereth (LHP) from Toledo

Analysis: Gagnier and Bertram were both org guys and non-prospects, so their release shouldn't come as a surprise to Tiger fans. Both just ran out of time on the roster as other players moved around. The signing of the four Venezuelan right-handers continues the Tigers active involvement in this year's international signing period. All four were signed to smaller bonuses, but all offer projection. Additional details and scouting reports on these four pitchers can be found in a recent Scouting MLN on the front page.

Posted by Mark, 07/29/11


07/26/11

Placed Matt Hoffman (LHP) on the 7-day DL

Re-assigned Ryan Robowski (LHP) from Lakeland to Toledo

Activated Brandon Douglas (2B) from the 7-day DL (concussion)

Placed Gustavo Nunez (SS) on the 7-day DL (ankle) Re-assigned Cale Iorg (SS) from Toledo to Erie

Analysis: Robowski has pitched very well as the "extra piece" in the Armando Galarraga deal and he could be a sleeper to see the Detroit roster in 2012.

Nunez's ankle problem doesn't appear to be serious according to Erie manager Chris Cron. He expects him back around the minimum. The addition of Iorg makes things very complicated in Erie, with Nunez, Iorg, Ciriaco, and Douglas all looking for playing time up the middle. Cron indicated that Iorg would likely get time all over the field, while Nunez would mix in at both up the middle positions, while Ciriaco could move around on the left side.

Posted by Mark, 07/26/11


07/25/11

Activated Samir Rijo (OF) from the 7-day DL (shoulder)

Re-assigned Luis Cortez (INF) from VSL to GCL

Placed Gustavo Nunez (SS) on the 7-day DL (ankle)

Activated Brandon Douglas (2B) from the 7-day DL (concussion)

Analysis: A big move for Cortez, a guy the Tigers considered bringing over at the start of the season. He was on the short list of players in contention for a GCL spot during spring training, and despite having his visa in order was sent back to the VSL for more at-bats. With a need arising in the GCL, Cortez will get his chance and he while he may struggle to hit some, his defense should help the club.

Rijo is back in the fold now for Connecticut after a brief stint on the DL with a sore shoulder after running into the wall chasing down a flyball in the outfield.

Posted by Mark, 07/25/11


07/24/11

Optioned Lester Oliveros (RHP) to Toledo

Purchased the contract of Chance Ruffin (RHP) from Toledo

Posted by Mark, 07/24/11


07/23/11

Assigned Aaron Westlake (1B) to GCL

Assigned Tommy Collier (RHP) to Connecticut

Posted by Mark, 07/23/11


07/22/11

Re-assigned Brendan Wise (RHP) from Toledo to Erie

Re-assigned Ben Guez (OF) from Toledo to Erie

Re-assigned Shawn Roof (INF) from Erie to Lakeland

Re-assigned Alexander Moreno (OF) from Lakeland to Connecticut

Posted by Mark, 07/22/11


07/21/11

Re-assigned Rob Brantly (C) from West Michigan to Lakeland

Re-assigned Wes Thigpen (C) from Lakeland to GCL

Re-assigned Curt Casali (C) from Connecticut to West Michigan

Re-assigned Melvin Mercedes (RHP) from Connecticut to West Michigan

Re-assigned Ryan Woolley (RHP) from West Michigan to Connecticut

Placed Tyler Barrett (RHP) on the 7-day DL (elbow)

Placed Edwin Gomez (OF) on the 7-day DL

Re-assigned Tyler Collins (OF) from GCL to Connecticut

Posted by Mark, 07/21/11


07/20/11

Recalled Charlie Furbush (LHP) from Toledo to Detroit

Recalled Duane Below (LHP) from Toledo to Detroit

Optioned Adam Wilk (LHP) from Detroit to Toledo

Optioned Casper Wells (OF) from Detroit to Toledo

Re-assigned Scott Green (RHP) from GCL to Connecticut

Assigned Tyler Collins (OF) to GCL

Re-assigned Wes Thigpen (C) from GCL to Lakeland

Traded Julio Rodriguez (C) and Antonio Cruz (LHP) to Kansas City in exchange for Wilson Betemit (3B) Designated Brandon Inge (3B) for assignment

Posted by Mark, 07/20/11


07/19/11

Activated Kenny Faulk (LHP) from the 7-day DL

Re-assigned Nate Newman (RHP) from Lakeland to West Michigan

Posted by Mark, 07/19/11


07/18/11

Released Logan Hoch (LHP)

Activated Deik Scram (OF) from the 7-day DL

Placed Brandon Douglas (2B) on the 7-day DL (concussion)

Placed Patrick Cooper (RHP) on the 7-day DL

Re-assigned Ryan Woolley (RHP) from Connecticut to West Michigan

Analysis: Hoch's release represents the last of the moves that resulted from the demotion of Ryan Perry back to Toledo. With Victor Larez (or as I tweeted over the weekend due to auto-correct on my phone, Victor Latex) sent to West Michigan, Hoch's roster spot was needed.

Douglas' trip to the DL for a concussion was a pretty cautious move by all accounts, but the Tigers seem unwilling to cut bait with any of the position players at Erie so they are forced to shuffle guys around for a week at a time to keep them all around for now.

Posted by Mark, 07/18/11


07/16/11

Re-assigned Mark Sorensen (RHP) from Erie to Lakeland

Re-assigned Brendan Wise (RHP) from Toledo to Erie

Placed Robbie Weinhardt (RHP) on the 7-day DL

Re-assigend L.J. Gagnier (RHP) from Toledo to Erie

Activated Al Alburquerque (RHP) from the 15-day DL (elbow)

Activated Carlos Guillen (INF) from the 60-day DL (knee)

Optioned Danny Worth (INF) from Detroit to Toledo

Optioned Ryan Perry (RHP) from Detroit to Toledo

Re-assigned Victor Larez (RHP) from Lakeland to West Michigan

Posted by Mark, 07/16/11


07/15/11

Signed Orlando Villaroel (RHP)

Placed Kevan Hess on the 7-day DL

Placed Samir Rijo (OF) on the 7-day DL

Activated Nick Avila (RHP) from the 7-day DL (shoulder)

Posted by Mark, 07/15/11


07/13/11

Re-assigned Zach Maggard (C) from Erie to Connecticut

Re-assigned Alexander Moreno (OF) from GCL to Lakeland

Te-assigned Tyler White (RHP) from GCL to Lakeland

Re-assigned Clemente Mendoza (RHP) from Connecticut to West Michigan

Placed Kenny Faulk (LHP) on the 7-day DL Re-assigned Guido Knudson (RHP) from GCL to Connecticut

Analysis: Most of these moves amount to roster shuffling at the lower levels in order to make sure teams have what they need to compete on a nightly basis. Faulk's trip to the DL is disappointing from the standpoint that he was putting together a very nice year for Lakeland and was a key cog in their bullpen.

Posted by Mark, 07/13/11


07/09/11

Placed Jacob Turner (RHP) on the Temporary Inactive List (Futures Game)

Placed Francisco Martinez (3B) on the Temporary Inactive List (Futures Game

Activated Audy Ciriaco (SS) from the 7-day DL (oblique)

Activated John Murrian (C) from the 7-day DL (hamstring)

Posted by Mark, 07/09/11


07/08/11

Optioned Charlie Furbush (LHP) from Detroit to Toledo

Recalled Danny Worth (INF) from Toledo

Posted by Mark, 07/08/11


07/07/11

Placed Ramon Lebron (RHP) on the 7-day DL (shoulder)

Re-assigned Jade Todd (LHP) from GCL to West Michigan

Signed Derick Hudgins (SS)

Scott Matyas (RHP) retired

Analysis: This is Lebron's second stint on the DL this year after having back problems earlier in the summer. He is reportedly just having some soreness in his throwing shoulder and the team is being cautious with him.

Todd's return to West Michigan marks his 2011 full-season debut. He missed most of spring training and a significant chunk of extended spring dealing with some personal issues but is back and reports indicate he has been throwing well in the GCL.

Hudgins was signed to help fill the shortstop void in the GCL, while Matyas' Tiger career comes to a speedy end.

Posted by Mark, 07/07/11


07/02/11

Signed Adelin Santa (3B)

Signed Curt Casali (C)

Re-assigned Tyler Stohr (RHP) from Lakeland to Erie

Released Brett Anderson (IF/OF)

Released Gilbert Gomez (C/OF)

Released Billy Nowlin (1B)

Activated Clay Jones (1B) from the 7-day DL (hand)

Re-assigned Nate Newman (RHP) from West Michigan to Lakeland

Re-assigned Kevan Hess (RHP) from Connecticut to West Michigan

Placed Nick Avila (RHP) on the 7-day DL (shoulder)

Re-assigned Eugenio Suarez (SS) from GCL to Connecticut

Placed Alexander Nunez (2B) on the 7-day DL (hamstring)

Placed Omir Santos (C) on the 7-day DL

Re-assigned Jeff Kunkel (C) from Erie to Toledo

Re-assigned Zach Maggard (C) from Connecticut to Erie

Activated Edwin Gomez (OF) from the 7-day DL (quad)

Analysis: The Tigers splurged once again on international signing day. In 2010, they snagged Danry Vasquez out of the Dominican; this time around they grabbed a talented infielder in Adelin Santa. The 16-year old Santa comes in at 6-3 and weighs 190 pounds. He is hitting 5-for-19 so far in the IPL with a home run and five RBI.

Posted by Wez, 07/02/11


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