DETROIT (CBS Detroit) — The Detroit Tigers made a pair of call-ups on Friday to shake up their struggling bullpen, bringing Drew VerHagen and Jeff Ferrell to the major leagues.
Both right-handers bring minimal big league experience to Detroit. VerHagen, 24, made his only MLB appearance on July 19, 2014 in a spot start against the Cleveland Indians. He pitched five innings while relinquishing three runs in a 6-2 loss. Ferrell, 24, has never pitched in the major leagues.READ MORE: Detroit Police Department Holds Graduation Ceremony For Recruit Class 2021-G
There has been no indication of what corresponding moves will be made to make room for VerHagen and Ferrell on the Tigers’ roster.READ MORE: Here's A Look At Weekend Construction Happening In Metro Detroit
VerHagen struggled as a reliever for Triple-A Toledo in 2015 before being sent down to Double-A Erie, where he posted a 2.70 ERA in five appearances out of the bullpen.MORE NEWS: FDA Approves Longer Shelf Life For J&J COVID-19 Vaccine
Ferrell made 18 appearances for Erie before being moved up to Toledo were he tallied a save in his only game. He posted a 1.67 ERA and 12 saves as closer for the SeaWolves.