Transaction Blog: Jurrjens to Toledo

Stay current with all the roster movement and personnel decisions with the TigsTown Transaction Blog. Jair Jurrjens officially joins the Mud Hens, and another pitching prospect his the disabled list in Lakeland.

07/27/13

Placed Jess Todd (RHP) on Toledo's 7-day disabled list

Transferred Ramon Garcia (LHP) to Erie from Toledo

Signed Jair Jurrjens (RHP) to minor league contract, assigned to Toledo

Placed Jose Valverde (RHP) on Toledo's temporary inactive list

Assigned Austin Kubitza (RHP) to Lakeland from GCL Tigers

Transferred Dean Green (1B/DH) to West Michigan from Lakeland

Placed Kyle Ryan (LHP) on Lakeland's 7-day disabled list with a blister on his throwing hand

Activated Kevin Eichhorn (RHP) from Lakeland's 7-day disabled list

Transferred Tim Remes (C ) to GCL Tigers from Lakeland

Transferred Zach Kirksey (OF) to GCL Tigers from West Michigan

Activated Austin Green (C ) from Connecticut's 7-day disabled list

Analysis:

Jair Jurrjens officially returns to the organization and joins the Mud Hens, where the Tigers will look for him to provide starting pitching depth at the upper levels of the organization, and see if he can regain the form that made him a Rookie of the Year candidate and All-Star.

Elsewhere, some fans had a bit of a scare of when lefty prospect Kyle Ryan hit the disabled list, just the latest in a long run of Lakeland pitchers to head to the disabled list this season. However, the injury is just a blister on one of his fingers on his throwing hand, and shouldn't sideline him for an extended period of time.

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Posted by Wez, 07/20/13


07/19/13

Signed Jeremy Bonderman (RHP) to minor league contract, assigned to Toledo

Activated Kenny Faulk (LHP) from Toledo's 7-day disabled list

Placed Brayan Villarreal (RHP) on Toledo's 7-day disabled list with sprained right thumb

Placed Pat Misch (LHP) on Toledo's 7-day disabled list

Placed Derek Hankins (RHP) on Toledo's temporary inactive list

Transferred Jon Link (RHP) to Toledo from Erie

Zach Maggard (C ) retired from Erie

Activated Warwick Saupold (RHP) from Erie's 7-day disabled list

Placed Joe Rogers (LHP) on Lakeland's 7-day disabled list

Assigned Tim Remes (C ) to Lakeland from GCL Tigers

Placed Austin Green (C ) on Connecticut's 7-day disabled list

Placed Franklin Navarro (C ) on GCL Tigers' 7-day disabled list

Placed David Paulino (RHP) on GCL Tigers' 60-day disabled list with a right elbow injury

Analysis:

The evolution of the Mud Hens' bullpen continues, as former Tigers' starting pitcher Jeremy Bonderman joins the group, with the organization continuing to search for usable bullpen arms. Kenny Faulk also returns from the disabled list as Brayan Villarreal heads to it - both at this point are outside possibilities to help the Tigers this year. Bonderman did toss a scoreless inning of relief in his first appearance on Friday, striking out one.

Most concerning beyond Toledo is the news out of the GCL, with two prominent names hitting the disabled list; Paulino had impressed so far this summer, but an elbow injury looks like it will sideline him until 2014. Navarro's injury isn't thought to be as serious, but nonetheless another prominent name getting caught by the injury bug.

Posted by Wez, 07/20/13


07/12/13

Activated Matt Hoffman (LHP) from Toledo's 7-day disabled list

Released Mike Hernandez (OF) from Erie

Activated Daniel Fields (OF) from Erie's 7-day disabled list

Signed Kelvin Perez (RHP) and assigned to Erie

Assigned Chad Green (RHP) to Lakeland from GCL Tigers

Activated Dixon Machado (SS) from Lakeland's 7-day disabled list

Transferred Jared Reaves (SS) to West Michigan from Lakeland

Transferred Curt Powell (IF) to Connecticut from West Michigan

Activated Aaron Westlake (1B) from Lakeland's 7-day disabled list

Placed Hudson Randall (RHP) on Lakeland's 7-day disabled list

Transferred Montreal Robertson (RHP) to West Michigan from GCL Tigers

Transferred Jonathan Maciel (RHP) to Connecticut from West Michigan

Activated Jordan John (LHP) from West Michigan's 7-day disabled list

Placed Charles Gillies (RHP) on West Michigan's 7-day disabled list

Transferred Steven Negron (SS) to GCL Tigers from Connecticut

Placed Logan Ehlers (LHP) on Connecticut's 7-day disabled list

Transferred Nick Carmichael (RHP) to GCL Tigers from Connecticut

Assigned Chase Edwards (RHP) to Connecticut from GCL Tigers

Assigned Will LaMarche (RHP) to Connecticut from GCL Tigers

Transferred Preston Jamison (LHP) to GCL Tigers from Connecticut

Assigned Joe Flattery (LHP) to Connecticut from GCL Tigers

Transferred Andrew Harrison (RHP) to GCL Tigers from Connecticut

Posted by Wez, 07/20/13




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