TigsTown Mini MLN: Promotions Abound

Two pitchers have earned promotions for the organization, and neither should come as much of a surprise with the way they've pitched thusfar. Plus, the Tigers will fill that vacant spot by welcoming back a familiar face.

Humberto Sanchez proved last week he could handle Triple-A hitters, but at the time, the organization didn't have anyone to take his spot in Erie.

That changed, as the Tigers decided that after a half season, Jair Jurrjens had proven himself plenty capable of handling A-ball pitching, and so the Tigers moved him up. Jurrjens, who had a 5-0 record with a 2.08 ERA for Lakeland, will move up to Erie, where he'll likely face a better challenge than what he's received thusfar.

Jurrjens moving up now allows the club to move Sanchez up, while not taking the team's top starter away, an issue they already dealt with once this spring when Jordan Tata went from Opening Day starter in Erie to opening the season in the Tigers' bullpen.

And finally, with now an open spot in Lakeland, the organization has resigned Jon Connolly. Connolly, who was traded two years ago to the Chicago Cubs for Felix Sanchez, had been released by the Cubs after battling injury issues. After proving to be healthy in Independent ball, the Tigers made the move to bring him on board.

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