The Tigers are making moves... both because of negative things. Ian Kinsler has been placed on the 10-day DL with a bad hamstring. Also, because the Tigers now have a doubleheader today, they had to option Chad Bell down and bring a fresh arm up. For Kinsler, the Tigers recalled Center fielder JaCoby Jones. For Bell, the Tigers bought closer Arcenio Leon's contract from Toledo. To make room on the 25-man roster, they had to designate Reliever William Cuevas for assignment. Now I'll give you my take on it.
The question is... were these good or bad transactions??
I agree with everything the Tigers did except for the Kinsler/Jones transaction. Arcenio Leon has been killing it as closer down in Toledo. He was a breakout in the spring and pitched well for Venezuela in the WBC. He definitely earned it. Plus, now Jimenez can become the closer in Toledo again. I also agree with Cuevas being DFA'd. He's been inconsistent in Triple A and was not good for the Tigers in his brief stint. However, I just don't understand the Kinsler/Jones move. I know Jones can play the infield, but that's not what we need him for. He struggled with the Tigers earlier in the year and has only been alright in Toledo. The Tigers already have 4 outfielders, so they don't have a need for him. The Tigers should have called up Omar Infante. He's been hitting for good average and has played very good defence down in Toledo. He would have taken Kinsler's place, and had a chance to prove himself again. After a good spring, I just don't get it. They'd have to designate somebody, so someone like Drew VerHagen would have to go (over 5.00 ERA in Toledo). I think Infante deserves another shot. In conclusion, I agree with everything but Jones being called up.
Here is my opinion... what is yours?? Answer in the comments. Remember to let your opinion be heard!
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