Fri, 11 Oct 2013 21:40:57 -0700
Detroit Tigers RP Phil Coke (forearm) was added to the roster for the American League Championship Series, removing RP Luke Putkonen. Coke hasn't pitched since Sept. 18, dealing with a forearm flexor injury. But he has pitched well against the Boston Red Sox, and he'll be useful against their large amount of left-handed bats in the later innings.
Sun, 01 Sep 2013 13:18:19 -0700
Updating previous reports, Detroit Tigers manager Jim Leyland said P Luke Putkonen would be recalled Monday, Sept. 2, with Ps Jeremy Bonderman and Jose Alvarez and C Bryan Holaday being recalled Tuesday, Sept. 3.
Sat, 31 Aug 2013 13:15:27 -0700
The Detroit Tigers have optioned Ps Jeremy Bonderman to Triple-A Toledo and Luke Putkonen to Class A Lakeland.
Fantasy Tip: Both players are expected to rejoin the parent club in a few days, after the minor league season has ended and rosters have expanded.
Wed, 28 Aug 2013 21:55:18 -0700
The Detroit Tigers recalled P Luke Putkonen from Triple-A Toledo Wednesday, Aug. 28, and optioned P Jose Alvarez to the Mud Hens in a corresponding move.
Tue, 30 Jul 2013 12:30:00 -0700
The Detroit Tigers optioned P Luke Putkonen to Triple-A Toledo Tuesday, July 30.
Mon, 20 May 2013 11:41:51 -0700
The Detroit Tigers recalled RP Luke Putkonen from the minors Monday, May 20, and optioned RP Evan Reed in a corresponding move.
Sun, 12 May 2013 09:57:25 -0700
The Detroit Tigers have activated RP Phil Coke (groin) from the 15-day disabled list. In a corresponding move, RP Luke Putkonen has been optioned to Triple-A Toledo.
Thu, 02 May 2013 01:01:13 -0700
The Detroit Tigers optioned RP Bruce Rondon to Triple-A Toledo on Wednesday, May 1. In a corresponding move, Detroit says it will call up RP Luke Putkonen before the game Thursday, May 2, at the Houston Astros.
Tue, 26 Mar 2013 10:50:11 -0700
The Detroit Tigers placed OF Avisail Garcia (heel) on the 15-day disabled list Tuesday, March 26, and reassigned P Jose Alvarez, C Brad Davis and 3B Kevin Russo to minor league camp. P Luke Putkonen was optioned to Triple-A Toledo.
Fantasy Tip: This virtually ensures that Quintin Berry will be the fourth outfielder on the opening day roster. He'll split time in left field with Andy Dirks mainly.
Tue, 19 Feb 2013 18:46:51 -0800
Detroit Tigers SP Rick Porcello will start the Grapefruit League spring game Friday, Feb. 22, against the Atlanta Braves. Porcello is battling for the fifth spot in the team's rotation. He will be followed by Ps Luis Marte, Luke Putkonen, Jose A. Ortega and Darin Downs. Ps Jose Alvarez and Kenny Faulk, two non-roster invitees, might also get into the mix.