The Tigers recalled Luke Putnoken to fill in the the roster spot.
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The Tigers have bolstered their bullpen for the second time today, adding Valverde back as their closer.
The Tigers have made their first roster move of the season, calling up relief pitcher Bruce Rondon from the minor leagues.
This week Sak (Brian Sakowski), Goro (Jordan Gorosh) and Nick Galea, (who needs a nickname) talk Bruce Rondon, Austin Schotts, Matt Hoffman, Devon Travis and more!
With Rondon optioned to the minors, the Tigers have several candidates to close, or could use a committee.
Detroit has opted to start the season using the "closer by committee" route rather than put the young flame-thrower at the wheel.
Rick Porcello made some wholesale changes to his approach this offseason, Bruce Rondon wasn't excellent yesterday, and Vance Worley has to face Justin Verlander on Opening Day. These stories and a couple more season previews in today's Morning Prowl.
Could Matt Tuiasosopo make the opening day roster, a review of the Mark Fidrych book, and what the Vernon Wells trade means for the New York Yankees. These stories and more in today's Prowl. (Special afternoon edition)