The Tigers designated reliever Casey Fien for assignment yesterday to make room for Johnny Damon on the 40 man roster. This means that Fien will now either be traded, lost to another team through waivers or outrighted to AAA. Any team that acquires Fien on waivers will have to add him to its 40 man roster. Chances are Fien will remain in the Tigers organization.
The right-handed Fien had a 7.91 ERA in 11 1/3 innings for the Tigers last year. He did, however, have a solid season for AAA Toledo posting a 3.41 ERA and 66/15 K/BB ratio in 58 innings. Fien is not a top prospect at age 26 but has always good control in the minors and could see time in the majors again this year.