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Tigers Recall Jose Ortega

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LAKELAND, FL - FEBRUARY 19: Jose Ortega of the Detroit Tigers poses for a portrait on February 19, 2013 in Lakeland, Florida. (Photo by Matthew Stockman/Getty Images)

LAKELAND, FL – FEBRUARY 19: Jose Ortega of the Detroit Tigers poses for a portrait on February 19, 2013 in Lakeland, Florida. (Photo by Matthew Stockman/Getty Images)

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DETROIT (AP) — The Tigers have put left-handed reliever Phil Coke on the 15-day disabled list and have recalled right-hander Jose Ortega from Triple-A Toledo.

Detroit announced the moves Wednesday. The Tigers also reinstated outfielder Avisail Garcia from the 15-day disabled list and optioned him to Toledo.

Coke has been bothered by a left groin strain, and he goes on the DL retroactive to April 26. He is 0-3 with an 8.31 ERA for the Tigers this season with 10 strikeouts in 8 2-3 innings.

Detroit still has left-handers Drew Smyly and Darin Downs in the bullpen.

Garcia has missed time because of a bruised right heel.

(© Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

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