As Mack Avenue Tigers mentioned yesterday, Jeremy Bonderman's middle finger blister (which would be a great name for an indie punk band) was enough of a concern for the Tigers to consider replacing him for his next scheduled start against Minnesota.
That move has now been made official, according to the Detroit Free Press. Virgil Vasquez will be called up from AAA Toledo to start for the Tigers on Sunday night at the Metrodome. Pitching for the Twins will be Boof Bonser. And since the game's on ESPN Sunday Night Baseball, everyone around the country should get a good look.
So far this season, Vasquez has a 4-2 record and 2.88 ERA with the Mud Hens, striking out 50 batters in 40 2/3 innings.