Freddy Dolsi was optioned to Triple-A Toledo after this afternoon's 5-1 victory over Toronto. The roster move makes room for Todd Jones, who will be activated from the disabled list before tomorrow night's series opener vs. Baltimore.
Like The Detroit Tigers Weblog, I figured Francis Beltran would go back to Toledo once Jonesy returned, since Dolsi was already on the major league roster. But Dolsi has struggled with his control recently (seven walks in his last seven innings), while Beltran had been on quite a roll in his last 10 appearances (0.79 ERA, and a 16/2 K/BB ratio) with the Mud Hens. Maybe last night's outing scoreless 2 2/3 innings influenced the decision, as well.
Dolsi returns to Toledo with a 1-4 record and 3.96 ERA in 38 2/3 innings.
So are you ready for the return of Todd Jones to the Tigers' bullpen? And does he become the closer again? Considering what happened while he was on the DL, he doesn't look quite so bad, does he?