Tigers Notes: Pelfrey Back, Joe Jimenez Won’t Be Called Up

CHICAGO (AP) — Detroit Tigers right-hander Mike Pelfrey has been activated off the disabled list and moved to the bullpen.

Pelfrey had been sidelined since July 31 with a lower back strain. He said Monday he is “fine” with the decision because “everybody in the rotation is throwing well.”

The 32-year-old Pelfrey is 4-9 with a 4.76 ERA in 21 starts this season. He has appeared in 239 games in his 11-year career, including 234 starts.

The Tigers also recalled infielder Dixon Machado from Triple-A Toledo before Monday’s game against the White Sox as insurance with second baseman Ian Kinsler nursing a sore finger.

Manager Brad Ausmus confirmed right-handed prospect Joe Jimenez will go to instructional ball and won’t be called up this month.

 

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