Fri, 21 Mar 2014 09:57:21 -0700
Detroit Tigers RP Bruce Rondon (elbow) will need Tommy John surgery on his right elbow and will miss the entire 2014 season, according to general manager Dave Dombrowski. Rondon was a candidate to be the team's eighth-inning setup man this season. The Tigers have other candidates to fill Rondon's spot, like RPs Joba Chamberlain, Al Alburquerque, Ian Krol, Evan Reed, Luke Putkonen and Phil Coke, but the team isn't locked in to any one guy.
Tue, 25 Feb 2014 08:36:59 -0800
The Detroit Tigers signed Ps Jose A. Ortega, Luke Putkonen, Evan Reed, Kyle Lobstein and Drew Smyly, 3B Nick Castellanos and OF Steven Moya to undisclosed one-year deals Monday, Feb. 24.
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.