Friday, June 29, 2007

Byrdak Goes on DL, Miner Activated

Tim Byrdak joined the parade of Tigers pitchers going to the disabled list this year as he was placed be on the 15 day DL with elbow tendonitis today. Byrdak has been one of the better Tigers relievers this year but has struggled as of late. According to Tim Kirby at MLB.COM, the injury may be the reason for his recent problems:

Byrdak said his arm began to bother him against the Phillies on June 15. Byrdak had been one of the Tigers' most reliable relievers up to that point, with a 1.72 ERA over 17 1/3 innings. He gave up three runs in that game against the Phillies and has since given up four more runs in three appearances to push his ERA to 3.66.

He said his slider didn't have the same movement because of the injury.
Byrdak will be replaced on the roster by Zach Miner who was activated from the disabled list.

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