OT: Adam Wilk called up to Detroit, will start on Saturday

Submitted by Moleskyn on April 10th, 2012 at 12:05 PM

With Fister going on the DL over the weekend, someone obviously was going to have to take his spot. Well, it looks like the decision has been made (per Chris Iott, MLive):

The Tigers selected Wilk to start Saturday against the White Sox in Chicago. The Tigers needed a starting pitcher to take the place of Doug Fister, who went on the 15-day disabled list Sunday with a left costochondral strain.

Andy Oliver and Casey Crosby both struggled in their starts (Sunday and Monday, respectively), while Wilk posted a really solid outing: 5 IP, 1 H, 1 BB, 6 Ks, 0 runs allowed.

The other good news? The player to be demoted to make room for Wilk is Brandon Inge!

Inge will be the designated hitter tonight for the Mud Hens as he begins a rehabilitation assignment from a left hamstring strain. He is eligible to return from the disabled list Saturday.

Let's hope he tears it up in Toledo, thus improving his trade stock, and someone bites and makes an offer for him.

Comments

rob f

April 10th, 2012 at 12:48 PM ^

...I know someone else (with enough MGoBlog points) will get a game thread up-and-running soon.  But burrrrrr, it's gonna be cold (low 40's) in Detroit for today's game vs. the Rays, lets hope Porcello gets off to a good start for today and the 2012 Season.  A 7+ inning quality start today would give the bullpen a breather, setting things up nicely for the next several games this week.