The Detroit Tigers will welcome back an old-friend, Jeremy Bonderman, to the roster on Monday, recalling him from the Toledo Mud Hens and optioning Evan Reed.
Tigers option Evan Reed and Jeremy Bonderman joins the team tomorrow.
— Jeff Riger (@riger1984) August 4, 2013
Bonderman last pitched in the majors earlier this year with the Seattle Mariners going 1-3 with a 4.93 ERA and a 1.49 WHIP. He was designated for assignment on July 8 with an inability to succeed consistently. Detroit signed him to a minor league deal on July 14 and he was immediately moved to the bullpen. In 9.2 innings pitched, he has a 0.00 ERA and a 0.31 WHIP. Much of his success comes from a newly developed change-up.
The right hander Bonderman pitched for eight years in Detroit and was the ace of the staff during their 2006 World Series run. He compiled a record of 67-77 and posted a 4.89 ERA. A bloodclot in his arm derailed his career and ultimately led to the Tigers parting ways with him.