JUST IN: Daniel Stumpf placed on waivers by Detroit Tigers

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Mar 2, 2017; Lakeland, FL, USA; Detroit Tigers starting pitcher Daniel Stumpf (68) throws a pitch during the sixth inning of a MLB spring training baseball gameagainst the Pittsburgh Pirates at Joker Marchant Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Reinhold Matay-USA TODAY Sports

Earlier this morning, the Detroit Tigers announced they had released RHP Mike Pelfrey, in turn trimming their roster down to 28-players. Now there are reports that LHP Daniel Stumpf has told reporters he is being placed on waivers.

Since Stumpf was taken in the Rule 5 Draft twice, he will have the option of becoming a free agent if he is not claimed off waivers.

In 2016, the 26-year-old appeared in just seven games for the Phillies before receiving an 80-game suspension from Major League Baseball for testing positive for a PED.