The Detroit Tigers announced a bevy of roster moves on Tuesday, some of which were apparent in their 3-0 win over the Baltimore Orioles at Camden Yards. The first, and most obvious, was that the Tigers placed righthander Spencer Turnbull on the bereavement list. Jeimer Candelario, who drew a walk late in Tuesday’s game, was recalled from Triple-A Toledo to replace Turnbull.
According to MLB rules, a player placed on the bereavement list must miss at least three games, but no more than seven. Turnbull was not scheduled to pitch again until Saturday, June 1 against the Atlanta Braves. He could still make that scheduled start, or the Tigers could use Thursday’s off day to juggle their rotation. The Tigers are also off on Monday, June 3, so they could push Turnbull back even later if necessary.
Also out of commission for the near future is second baseman Josh Harrison, who was placed on the 10-day injured list with a hamstring strain. Harrison injured himself in Monday’s game against the Orioles when he slid into third base. He left the game immediately, and will now be out until at least June 6, the end of Detroit’s home series against the Tampa Bay Rays. Outfielder Victor Reyes was recalled to take Harrison’s spot on the 25-man roster.
Update: It sounds like Harrison will be out for a while.
Josh Harrison has a second-degree hamstring strain, Ron Gardenhire said. No timetable for return.— Jason Beck (@beckjason) May 29, 2019
But wait, there’s more!
The Tigers have also made a few new additions over the past couple days. They claimed righthander Austin Adams on waivers, and placed him on the 25-man roster after lefthander Matt Hall was called up for a day (if that). Adams’ career numbers are very meh, and he has only made two appearances at the MLB level since 2016. The Tigers also signed righthander Carlos Torres to a minor league deal. Torres, 36, has had varying degrees of success over the past few years, and will almost certainly be up with the big league club at some point this year.
And no, he’s not the guy that wore the goofy hat. That’s Alex Torres.
Finally, the Tigers signed first baseman Frank Schwindel to a minor league deal on Monday. Schwindel, a former 18th round pick who made his MLB debut with the Kansas City Royals this season, couldn’t crack their lineup after a strong spring. He was a rumored option to spend some time behind the plate following Salvador Perez’s season-ending elbow injury, but couldn’t beat out Cam Gallagher and his .319 OPS before being designated for assignment.