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|Melvin Mercedes receives 'good' demotion to Toledo |
|by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com|
(3/12/14) Tigers 23-year-old right-hander Melvin Mercedes has been demoted - but it was a wonderful demotion for him. Rather than sending him to Double-A Erie, they banished him to Triple-A Toledo, where he could serve as the closer.
The Tigers could groom Mercedes for that spot. They signed 39-year-old Joe Nathan in the offseason for that role, but will need to groom a closer for the future. Mercedes, however, has proven neither consistent nor a premier strikeout pitcher at the minor league level.
|Tigers strike players from roster |
|by Bill Passonno | CBSSports.com|
(3/11/13) The Detroit Tigers continued shaping their roster for the upcoming season and announced the following moves Monday: catcher Ramon Cabrera and shortstop Dixon Machado were assigned to Double-A Erie; pitcher Melvin Mercedes was sent to Class A Lakeland while outfielder Daniel Fields and shortstop Eugenio Suarez were assigned to the team's minor-league camp.
|Upcoming 7 Games|
|4/20/14||LAA||1:08 pm||Hector Santiago|
|4/21/14||CHW||7:08 pm||John Danks|
|4/22/14||CHW||7:08 pm||Chris Sale|
|4/23/14||CHW||7:08 pm||Felipe Paulino|
|4/24/14||CHW||1:08 pm||Jose Quintana|
|4/25/14||@ MIN||8:10 pm||Kevin Correia|
|4/26/14||@ MIN||2:10 pm||Phil Hughes|
= probable start