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|Games Played By Position|
|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|
|7/29/14||CHW||7:08 pm||Jose Quintana|
|7/30/14||CHW||7:08 pm||Hector Noesi|
|7/31/14||CHW||1:08 pm||John Danks|
|8/1/14||COL||7:08 pm||Franklin Morales|
|8/2/14||COL||7:08 pm||Yohan Flande|
|8/3/14||COL||1:08 pm||Jorge De La Rosa|
|8/4/14||@ NYY||7:05 pm||Brandon McCarthy|
= probable start