Juan Rincon Designated For Assignment

According to John Lowe of the Detroit Free Press, the Tigers designated reliever Juan Rincon for assignment to make room for Dontrelle Willis.  Rincon, 30, posted a 5.23 ERA in 10.3 innings for the Tigers this year.  The Tigers had signed Rincon to a minor league deal back on January 20th.

Willis made four minor league starts at various levels, posting a 3.86 ERA and 3.16 BB/9.  Under the contract extension signed in December of '07, Willis will earn $10MM this year and $12MM in '10.

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