Tigers Designate Fien, Release Buckner

To make room for Jeff Larish and Will Rhymes on their 40-man roster, the Tigers have designated Casey Fien for assignment and released Billy Buckner, according to the team's official Twitter feed. The club also placed Magglio Ordonez and Carlos Guillen on the disabled list.

For Fien, it's his second DFA by the Tigers this year, though he spent time with the Red Sox and Blue Jays since the last time Detroit designated him for assignment. He appeared in just two games for the Tigers this year, allowing three runs in 2.2 IP.

Buckner, meanwhile, came to Detroit from Arizona in the Dontrelle Willis trade and struggled with the team's Triple-A affiliate. In 37.1 IP for Toledo, the right-hander posted a 9.40 ERA.

11 Responses to Tigers Designate Fien, Release Buckner Leave a Reply

  1. verlander 5 years ago

    What a crazy ride for Casey Fien.

  2. tigers22 5 years ago

    Talk about a costly night for us… losing Mags and Carlos in the same night. That would happen to us. Drastically changes what this season will look like for us.

    • Exactly, now I don’t really know whether its a realistic option to trade, or to just stand pat.
      There are just way to many holes to fill now to make a playoff run. I think they just wait until next year and free agency.

      • mrsjohnmiltonrocks 5 years ago

        Yep. Detroit needs to only look at trades that work for now and the future, only picking up guys they can keep around for awhile, or any FAT players to play out the year.

  3. davidwright1234 5 years ago

    Tigers need to trade for a bat for sure now and need bull pen helpDL: 15 DaysIngeGuillenDL: 60OrdonezZumayaMinerSeay

    • verlander 5 years ago

      Jason Beck says both Guilén and Ordoñez were put on the 15-day disabled list.

      • 15 days DL is just to make sure you (the team) can call up an additional player to replace the injuried player, while at the same time making resting the DL player and hoping for a not so “catastrophic” result in his next physical exams, altough a broken ankle can sideline Maggs for at least a couple of months MAYBE it is not as bad and he can come back before the two month period.

        But what they gotta remember is that even when they can transfer a player from the 15 day DL to the 60 day DL, they can’t do it backwards, plus nobody put in the 60 DL after the trade deadline (July 31) can’t come back this season (and since they won’t have an extensive prognosis from here until maybe past july 31, they could opt to go with the 15 days DL).

        • verlander 5 years ago

          Yeah, I know. But David Wright said he was put on the 60 day DL and he wasn’t, which was my only point.

    • DetroitTigers24 5 years ago

      What in the world makes you think Ordonez will be put on the 60 day DL. He’s only out 6-8 weeks not 3 months.

      • jdub220 5 years ago

        Well, 60 days is only two months, not three, so…

  4. DetroitTigersGeek 5 years ago

    I feel bad for Fien…
    And los Tigres!
    Yikes. I hate to say it, even as a Tigers fan, but their playoff hopes were slim with Ordonez and Guillen in the lineup. Not to mention their offense was barely clicking with both bats in; I shudder to think what will become of our offense…
    Next year……….

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