TigsTown Transaction Blog: Trickle-Down Moves

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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


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


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


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


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


Optioned Charlie Furbush (LHP) from Detroit to Toledo

Recalled Danny Worth (INF) from Toledo

Posted by Mark, 07/08/11


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


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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