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Bonine Squeezed Out For Huff

To clear a spot on the Tigers' active 25-man roster for the newly acquired Aubrey Huff, Detroit sent pitcher Eddie Bonine back down to Triple- A Toledo. The move was just announced in the Tigers' official press notes.

Bonine had just been called back up by the Tigers four days ago to take the place of Freddy Dolsi (who had taken Chris Lambert's spot) in the bullpen. But with the team's dominant starting pitching over the past four games, along with the recovery of Armando Galarraga, using Bonine in a long relief role wasn't necessary.

This leaves the bullpen a man short, however, which leads you to think another move is soon to come. But for now, Ryan Raburn, Clete Thomas, and maybe even Marcus Thames avoid getting squeezed off the roster for Huff.

Perhaps the Tigers are waiting until they know whether or not Carlos Guillen can play the outfield before deciding who goes (at least until rosters expand in September).