Posted June 20, 2012 on tigers.scout.com
Stay current with all the roster movement and personnel decisions with the TigsTown Transaction Blog. Bruce Rondon has been promoted to Erie after dominating in Lakeland, while Luke Putkonen was optioned to Toledo.
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