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Tue, 23 Apr 2013 20:00:11 -0700
The Detroit Tigers optioned RP Brayan Villarreal to Triple-A Toledo Tuesday, April 23.
Fri, 12 Apr 2013 01:18:25 -0700
Even though Detroit Tigers RP Brayan Villarreal struggled in the seventh inning of the team's game Wednesday, April 10, against the Toronto Blue Jays, manager Jim Leyland gave Villareal a vote of confidence. "His numbers are pretty good up here, so we know he's a lot better than that," Leyland said. "He had a tough day. He had a bad time. Those things happen."
Sun, 17 Feb 2013 21:54:03 -0800
Detroit Tigers RP Brayan Villarreal (elbow) said Sunday, Feb. 17, that his arm is fine after cutting short his winter ball season in Venezuela as a precaution due to a sore elbow. He has resumed his throwing program, and he is trying to secure a spot in the team's bullpen during camp.
Thu, 03 Jan 2013 15:35:00 -0800
Detroit Tigers RP Brayan Villarreal (elbow) is being shut down for the rest of the winter after his second bout with elbow soreness since last summer. Villarreal threw three scoreless innings in the Venezuelan Winter League before complaining of elbow soreness. Tests showed inflammation but no structural damage, and he was shut down for the remainder of the winter.
Sat, 06 Oct 2012 08:28:17 -0700
The Detroit Tigers have left RP Brayan Villarreal and OF Brennan Boesch off their Divisional Round playoff roster.
Mon, 24 Sep 2012 16:51:07 -0700
Detroit Tigers manager Jim Leyland is careful not to overwork RP Al Alburquerque down the stretch. Alburquerque and RP Brayan Villarreal are not available in relief Monday, Sept. 24, after both relievers threw Sunday, Sept. 23. Alburquerque has a 0.00 ERA in his last five appearances, and he's allowed three hits and five walks while striking out 12 in 9 1/3 innings over that time. "He did terrific, there's no question about that," Leyland said. "The thing with Alburquerque is, for the rest of this season and spring training…. Let him continue to get back where he can settle in where you're not worried about him getting hurt. It doesn't mean he won't, but at least you feel more comfortable with it."
Thu, 20 Sep 2012 11:03:13 -0700
Detroit Tigers manager Jim Leyland said he'd like to refrain from using RPs Phil Coke and Brayan Villarreal again Thursday, Sept. 20. Also, RP Joaquin Benoit will not be available.
Wed, 19 Sep 2012 16:39:55 -0700
Detroit Tigers RPs Darin Downs, Phil Coke and Brayan Villarreal are unavailable to pitch Wednesday, Sept. 19.
Mon, 13 Aug 2012 16:00:27 -0700
Detroit Tigers RP Brayan Villarreal (elbow) is dealing with minor elbow inflammation, which will likely keep him out of the series against the Minnesota Twins. An MRI exam revealed the result, but he's unlikely to land on the disabled list at this time. Villarreal isn't dealing with any pain, just fatigue.
Mon, 13 Aug 2012 11:00:35 -0700
Detroit Tigers RP Brayan Villarreal (elbow) will have his elbow checked after he felt weakness in it after the game Saturday, Aug. 11, in which he walked two batters in the ninth inning.