Detroit, MI (Sports Network) - The Detroit Tigers on Thursday recalled
pitchers Brayan Villarreal and Luke Putkonen from their Triple-A affiliate in
Villarreal has appeared in three games this season and has tossed 1 1/3
innings without allowing a run.
In his 2011 rookie season, the 24-year-old righty went 1-1 with a 6.75 earned
run average in 16 full frames.
Villarreal takes the place of Adam Wilk, who was optioned to Toledo after
Detroit's 9-1 loss to Seattle Wednesday. Wilk was 0-3 with an 8.18 ERA this
season, and had allowed six runs on eight hits over just two-plus innings in
Putkonen replaces Thad Weber, who has allowed four runs in four innings since
his recall on April 21. Weber was optioned to Toledo, while Putkonen will make
his first appearance on a major league roster.
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