Tigers Designate Collin Balester For Assignment

WEDNESDAY: Balester has been designated for assignment and Berry has been called up, the team announced (on Twitter).

TUESDAY: The Tigers will designate Collin Balester for assignment tomorrow according to Brian Britten, the team's director of media relations (on Twitter). The move will clear a roster spot for Quintin Berry.

Balester, 25, pitched to a 6.50 ERA with nearly as many walks (11) as strikeouts (12) in 18 innings this season. Detroit acquired him from the Nationals for Ryan Perry this offseason. Balester is out of options and needs to clear waivers before he can go to Triple-A.

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12 Comments on "Tigers Designate Collin Balester For Assignment"

3 years 3 months ago

How about Ryan Perry for Collin Ballester?

Stuart Brown
3 years 3 months ago

Better late than never.

3 years 3 months ago

It’s not like Ryan Perry is going to last that long with the Nationals either… :p

3 years 3 months ago

¬†he’ll last until at least next season, since he has an option left. ūüėČ

3 years 3 months ago

Can the tigers do anything with their draft picks or player development? Perry and Porcello where on many teams lists. they cant develope any type of talent and make them better. who couldnt tell that granderson and inge (who sux and is a bad example) needed to quicken up there swings. joyce is another example of somebody happy to get to a better coaching staff. READ: the tigers havent drafted and developed a player to hit .300 twice for them since alan trammell drafted in 1976!!! i could be wrong i didnt do yeoman research or anything but i grew up in michigan knowing what good baseball is and knowing the tigers havent played it since 1987. if u want to talk recently and ur 130m$ and no titles just read the fact i said about trammell and know no w.s. titles with that payroll in the undisputed easiest divison in baseball since 2005. now on to your poor pitching development, forget j.v. he is good and your coaches couldn’t do anything to mess him up, that being said don’t compare him to doc halladay cus he’s not. doc pitches masterfully j.v. chucks wicked fastballs and some off speed he doesn’t know that art, and doc never came close to leading the league in loses as j.v. did in 2008. now this perrry trade. he was your first rounder less than 4 years ago! and u have nothing to show. ballester won’t get claimed but he won’t be a major leaguer either. d.d couldn’t got rajai davis and villaneuva for perry. spare parts in T.O. but have what u need, speed and M.L. bullpen w/ spot starter potential. don’t act like u don’t need those things. d.d. one good trade of course, migi. it is made a steal by how poor ur 2 1st rounders u trade are talent wise. miller and maybin r never going to win a title. just keep wasting $ illitch MI is full of idiot sport fans that will shell out $500 to see a 2nd divison team and they’ll get called loyal instead of pathetic and not baseball smart in the process.

Peter Francis Schneider
3 years 3 months ago

Yikes, that gave me a headache. 

3 years 3 months ago

Paragraphs, grammar, and punctuation are your friends.

P.S. Drew Smyly is pretty good.

P.S.S. “the tigers havent drafted and developed a player to hit .300 twice for them since alan trammell drafted in 1976!!!” – Bobby Higginson says hi.

3 years 3 months ago

Don’t let Inge’s bat hit ya on the way out

3 years 3 months ago

¬†With that batting average chances are Inge won’t ;P

terry troyer
3 years 3 months ago

…ryan perry couldnt even decide on a hair style, let alone what pitch to throw…jackson must be worse than they thought…he had a twinge during batting practice yesterday…tigers need D out there and a bat, not don kelly…wonder how many fans are thinking “why didnt we trade raburn to Oakland instead of inge…Berry’s first time up with any club, so maybe he”ll be motivated to impress…

3 years 3 months ago

Bale-ster needs to pitch better than that to make hay

3 years 3 months ago

 Wow. That was so bad it was almost good. Almost.