The Tigers have recalled outfielder Wilkin Ramirez from Toledo and optioned pitcher Casey Fien to the same club. Ramirez is batting .274/.352/.455 for the season but has been tearing it up as of late posting a 1.041 OPS since July 1. On the downside, he has a scary strikeout rate of 116 k in 347 at bats and that ratio has not improved much during his hot streak. It will still be good to see him get a chance on a team that badly needs offense. He will likely start versus Orioles left-hander Brian Matusz tonight.
The move leaves them with 11 pitchers for the time being. I imagine that won't last long. especially with them playing 17 games in 17 days. It's possible that Ramirez will only be around for a short while and then be optioned back when they call up another pitcher. I would like to think this is precusor to a Magglio Ordonez release but I've become very doubtful now that such a move will happen.