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Detroit Tigers activate Nomar Mazara, option Victor Reyes

Apr 7, 2021; Detroit, Michigan, USA; Detroit Tigers designated hitter Nomar Mazara (15) hits a single during the sixth inning against the Minnesota Twins at Comerica Park. Mandatory Credit: Raj Mehta-USA TODAY Sports

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.

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–Field Level Media