Tigers Designate Zach Miner For Assignment

The Tigers designated righty Zach Miner for assignment to clear a spot for Victor Martinez, according to a team press release.  Miner had Tommy John surgery on May 28th, so a non-tender was expected on Thursday anyway.

Miner, 29 in March, posted a 4.24 ERA, 5.5 K/9, 3.7 BB/9, and 0.9 HR/9 in his four seasons with the Tigers.  He had a strong 56.1% groundball rate in '07, but it dropped off in the two following campaigns.