Prior to Monday's matchup against the Los Angeles Angels, the Detroit Tigers announced a pair of roster moves.
Just moments ago, the Tigers announced that they have recalled RHP Luis Castillo from Triple-A Toledo, and in a corresponding move, they made it official that RHP Michael Pineda has been designated for assignment.
The Tigers have recalled RHP Luis Castillo from Triple A Toledo. As a corresponding move, RHP Michael Pineda has been designated for assignment.
— Tigers PR (@DetroitTigersPR) September 5, 2022
On Saturday, Pineda made his 11th start of the season for the Tigers and it did not go well as he allowed five runs on six hits in four innings of work during a 12-2 loss to the Kansas City Royals.
A day later, following the Tigers’ 3-2 loss to the Royals, it was reported that Pineda has been designated for assignment.
“I hate it for Michael,” said Tigers manager A.J. Hinch. “Nothing worse than telling a veteran of his magnitude and his career that we’re moving on from him. But for us, it’s time to take a look at the guys who have a better chance of being here.” -Per Cody Stavenhagen
On the season, Pineda is 2-7 with a 5.79 ERA with 26 strikeouts and eight walks in 46.2 innings of work.