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Tigers Call Up Knebel To Replace Smith

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OAKLAND, CA - MAY 26:  Corey Knebel #49 of the Detroit Tigers pitches against the Oakland Athletics during the sixth inning at O.co Coliseum on May 26, 2014 in Oakland, California. (Photo by Jason O. Watson/Getty Images)

OAKLAND, CA – MAY 26: Corey Knebel #49 of the Detroit Tigers pitches against the Oakland Athletics during the sixth inning at O.co Coliseum on May 26, 2014 in Oakland, California. (Photo by Jason O. Watson/Getty Images)

DETROIT (AP) — The Detroit Tigers have recalled right-handed reliever Corey Knebel from Triple-A Toledo on Saturday.

Right-hander Chad Smith was optioned to Toledo after Friday night’s game. The Tigers have also transferred right-hander Joel Hanrahan to the 60-day disabled list.

Knebel has allowed five runs and eight hits in 6 2-3 innings for the Tigers this season.

The Tigers signed Hanrahan around the beginning of May, hoping he could provide a boost for Detroit’s bullpen at some point, but he’s still working his way back after having elbow surgery in May 2013.

 

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