Originally posted on The Majors Detroit  |  Last updated 6/18/12
A late scratch on Monday to Toledo Mud Hens’ first baseman Brad Eldred may be due to a call up in the very near future. But that call up wouldn’t be made by the Detroit Tigers… According to the Daily Sports Online (via Mlive.com) the Hiroshima Carp of Japan’s Central League are interested in signing the career minor-leaguer Eldred. An interesting move by the Tigers last week when they recalled a struggling Ryan Raburn back up to the big club when Eldred is hitting .305 with 24 home runs and 65 RBIs in 63 games. This also includes an OPS of 1.069. Interestingly enough though, Leyland said that the team needed a right-handed hitter and that the team didn’t have many options on the 40-man roster, which includes Eldred. “We just don’t have a right-handed hitter,” Leyland said. (Brad) Eldred’s the only guy, and that’s a story for another day.” In five games for the Tigers this season Eldred hit .188 (3-for-16) with a double, a triple and six strikeouts. He was replaced in the Mud Hens’ lin
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