It's no secret Ryan Perry has struggled for about the past two weeks.
The Tigers say it's due to "right shoulder bicipital tendinitis." In the postgame, Perry told FS Detroit he didn't want to blame his shoulder for his recent struggles but that he did feel pain in it. He's recovering but will need a bit more time.
So in the meantime, Detroit purchased the contract of RHP Enrique Gonzalez from Triple-A Toledo. Click his name for all the fun stats. If you want a quick sketch: 4.18 FIP in 66 1/3 innings. He's got 53 strikeouts, 16 walks (plus one intentional) and a 43.4 percent ground-ball rate.
Several times in the past I've seen mention he was on the short list of Mud Hens pitchers who could get the call if the Tigers needed a pitcher.
This won't be another MLB debut or anything, however. The 28-year-old has spent part of each of the past four seasons in the MLB with the Diamondbacks, Padres and Red Sox. However, 2006 with the D-backs was the last time he had more than a cup of coffee. Last year he threw 3 2/3 innings for Boston.
He has a career FIP of 4.78 with 5.31 strikeouts and 3.04 walks per nine innings. But like I said, that's mostly influenced by 2006.
So he might be the most ready for a stint in the majors, but he's certainly not going to be the most exciting.
Meanwhile, for those wondering, Robbie Weinhardt is going to take another bullpen session today in working his way back from injury.