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LUKE PUTKONEN RUMORS

Tigers invite 17 to spring training

The Tigers have invited 17 players to major league spring training camp. Of the 17 non-roster invitees, there are seven pitchers, four catchers, four infielders and two outfielders. The right-handed pitchers are Alberto Cabrera, Rafael Dolis, Joel Hanrahan, Tim Melville and Luke Putkonen. Putkonen pitched in just two games for the Tigers last season before going on the disabled...
Via Fox Sports Detroit
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Tigers send Putkonen to Triple-A Toledo

DETROIT (AP) -- The Detroit Tigers have sent right-handed reliever Luke Putkonen outright to Triple-A Toledo. The Tigers announced the move Thursday. Putkonen had been designated for assignment last week when the Tigers signed left-handed reliever Tom Gorzelanny. The 28-year-old Putkonen has been dealing with elbow problems. He made only two appearances last year -- both in April...
Via AP on Fox
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Detroit Tigers Bolster Bullpen by Signing Gorzelanny

The Detroit Tigers announced Tuesday morning that they had agreed to a 1-year deal worth $1 million with veteran left handed reliever Tom Gorzelanny. Gorzelany spent the past two seasons pitching out of the bullpen for the Milwaukee Brewers. In order to make room for Gorzelanny, the Tigers designated right hander Luke Putkonen for assignment. This signing provides the Tigers with...
Via isportsweb.com
26 days ago  |  Discuss

Notes: Putkonen starts rehab assignment; Tigers waiting on Saturday's other starter

DETROIT -- The Tigers' bullpen will certainly be getting reinforcements in September but could that include a familiar name? Right-hander Luke Putkonen is set to start an injury rehabilitation assignment today with Single-A West Michigan. Putkonen has been on the 60-day DL since April 19 with right elbow inflammation. "Assuming he's healthy, he would certainly be a guy that has some...
Via Fox Sports Detroit
August 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Tigers Injury Update: Luke Putkonen will not have surgery

The Detroit Tigers' losing streak reached four games following a 9-2 loss to the Texas Rangers on Thursday. The Tigers are still in first place in the American League Central with a record of 27-16. At seventh in the league in runs scored and eighth in ERA, the Tigers have been very good across the board all season. On the injury front, there is some good news on relief pitcher...
Via Sports Injury Alert
May 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Tigers Injury Notes: Luke Putkonen, Andy Dirks

Per MLB transactions, the Detroit Tigers have placed right handed relief pitcher Luke Putkonen (elbow inflammation) on the 15-day disabled list retroactive to April 19, and transferred outfielder Andy Dirks (recovering from back surgery) from the 15-day to the 60-day DL. Reliever Justin Miller, who was called up Friday when the Tigers released shortstop Alex Gonzalez, will remain...
Via Sports Injury Alert
April 22, 2014  |  Discuss
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