According to MLB.com’s Jason Beck, the Tigers released 34 year-old southpaw reliever Tim Byrdak today. Byrdak stuck out 49 in 46 innings last year, but also walked 26. He had a lousy spring, and apparently Jim Leyland’s confidence doesn’t mean much.
The Detroit Tiger Weblog is now wondering what the Tigers will do for a second lefty in the ’pen. There are various guys floating around (Aaron Fultz comes to mind), but no one markedly better than Byrdak. Currently there’s nothing imminent in the Tigers’ hunt for bullpen help.