Mike Belfiore Rumors

Tigers Outright Mike Belfiore

The Tigers announced that they’ve outrighted left-hander Mike Belfiore off the 40-man roster in order to clear a spot for Joel Hanrahan.

Detroit claimed the 25-year-old southpaw off waivers from the Orioles earlier this year. Belfiore has one career appearance in the Majors — a 1 1/3 inning outing last season in which he yielded a pair of runs. He’s been solid throughout his minor league career, posting a 3.79 ERA with 8.8 K/9 and 3.9 BB/9 in 417 2/3 innings to date.

Tigers Claim Mike Belfiore From Orioles

The Tigers have claimed lefty Mike Belfiore off waivers from the Orioles, the club announced. Detroit optioned Belfiore to Triple-A.

Belfiore, 25, has no meaningful MLB experience but threw to a 3.18 ERA in 76 1/3 Triple-A innings (in just 37 appearances) last year. Lengthy relief outings are not a new thing for the Boston College product, who notably tossed 9 2/3 scoreless frames in a collegiate post-season tilt that proved to be the longest game in college baseball history. He came to Baltimore as the player to be named later in the trade that shipped Josh Bell to the Diamondbacks in early 2012.