UPDATE: The Official Tigers Twitter has updated Phil Coke's status, along with that of Adam Wilk and Robbie Weinhardt:
Coke placed on DL with right foot bone bruise. Wilk's contract purchased from Toledo. Weinhardt designated for assignment.
Robbie Wienhardt being DFA'ed is a bit of a surprise. Then I saw his ERA of 8.88 in 13 appearances with the Mud Hens. Maybe it's not so surprising.
The status of one elite pitching prospect named Andrew Oliver will soon be changing as well.
Again, the Official Tigers Twitter:
Tigers will recall Oliver from Toledo to start on Saturday night versus Boston.
As reported by Bless You Boys last week, both Oliver and Furbush were soon to be Tigers. Not to say Bless You Boys told you so...but we told you so.
Wilk is is 3-4 with a 3.86 ERA in eight starts. Oliver is 4-3 with a 3.25 ERA in eight starts.
Original post: As Phil Coke told the media, this is probably the best possible outcome for him after leaving Monday's game with an ankle injury. He reportedly suffered a bone bruise in his foot after slipping on the wet grass. Coke says two bones separated and came back together too hard, causing pain but no damage that needs extended rest or repair. However, he does not know if he'll be able to pitch in his next start.
Quoted by the Detroit News' Lynn Henning:
"I'm going to assume (day to day), but I don't have any idea exactly."
Charlie Furbush would fill in the rotation spot if Coke had to miss, Henning's article states. Furbush bviously filled in fine during his MLB debut. The lefty -- who started for Triple-A Toledo -- continued his strikeout trend from the Mud Hens struck out 3 in 3 2/3 innings while allowing just one hit.
"I'm really excited for him. I couldn't ask for anything better for him."