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Roster churn: Purcey back, Oliver to Toledo, Ordonez returns Tuesday

The Tigers made a roster move after yesterday's game, and another will be soon to come, likely after tonight's game with the Rangers. Neither is unexpected.

With David Purcey due to rejoin the team today after missing the past weekend on paternity leave, the Tigers needed to make room on the 25 man roster.

Andrew Oliver drew the short stick after Sunday's win over the White Sox.

Via the Freep:

To create room on the 25-man roster, the Tigers optioned left-handed pitcher Andy Oliver to Triple-A Toledo. Oliver started two games for the Tigers, posting a 0-1 record and 6.52 ERA.

In those two starts, Oliver showed flashes of his much hyped talent, but not enough to overshadow the fact he really does need more minor league seasoning. No worries, the highly thought of Oliver will be back in Detroit the next time the Tigers need someone in the rotation.

As for the injury rehab of Magglio Ordonez, Mud Hens fans will get to see him swing the bat for one more day.

Via the Twitter of's ever vigilant Jason Beck:

Leyland said Magglio will take one more day with @MudHens.

In three games with the Mud Hens, Ordonez is 4-12 with a double and an RBI. The Tigers right fielder will take over in his comfort zone, batting 3rd the order, on Tuesday.

Recently called up roster placeholder Omir Santos already has his bags packed...if he even bothered to unpack them.