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Andy Oliver Optioned To Toledo; Who Should Be The Tigers 5th Starter?

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DETROIT - JULY 05: Andy Oliver #41 of the Detroit Tigers pitches during the first inning in the game against the Baltimore Orioles on July 5, 2010 at Comerica Park in Detroit, Michigan.  (Photo by Leon Halip/Getty Images)

DETROIT – JULY 05: Andy Oliver #41 of the Detroit Tigers pitches during the first inning in the game against the Baltimore Orioles on July 5, 2010 at Comerica Park in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo by Leon Halip/Getty Images)

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The Detroit Tigers announced today that they have optioned LHP Andy Oliver to Toledo. Oliver was in the race for the Tigers 5th starter. For the spring Oliver had a 5.17 ERA, over 15.2 IP with 10 strike outs and 10 walks. Hitters had a .193 AVG. In Oliver’s last start he went 3 innings and gave up 6 earned runs.

The Tigers competition for the 5th starter is now down to Duane Below and Drew Smyly. Smyly for the spring has a 2.84 ERA over 12.2 IP. Smyly has also recorded 10 strike outs and 5 walks. Below has a 4.38 ERA over 12.1 IP. Below has recorded 8 strike outs and 6 walks.

The question has to be asked. Who would you like to see as the Tigers 5th starter?

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