The Detroit Tigers announced four moves before Saturday’s home game with the Minnesota Twins, with the headliner being the return of outfielder Nomar Mazara from the 10-day injured list.
Also on Saturday, the Tigers optioned outfielder Victor Reyes to Triple-A Toledo, placed RHP Erasmo Ramirez (right pectoralis strain) on the 10-day injured list and recalled right-hander Joe Jimenez from Toledo.
Mazara, 26, is hitting .237 with two home runs and five RBIs through 12 games with the Tigers. A lifetime .258 hitter (82 homers, 328 RBIs), Mazara is in his sixth major league season; his first with Detroit.
The Tigers placed him on the injured list April 15 with a left abdominal strain.
Reyes, 26, hit .304 and .277 the past two seasons but is off to a rough start in 2021, hitting just .143 (one homer, three RBIs) through 21 games.
Ramirez (32-39 with a 4.31 ERA in nine seasons) had just been recalled on Friday. Jimenez is the Tigers’ former closer, with nine saves in 2019 and five in 2020.
–Field Level Media