Robbie Weinhardt Rumors
Here’s the latest on some minor moves:
- The Brewers outrighted Brandon Boggs to Triple-A to clear roster space, according to MLB.com's Adam McCalvy. The outfielder can decline the assignment and elect free agency istead of accepting his third outright of the year.
- Robbie Weinhardt, who was designated for assignment earlier in the week, cleared waivers and was outrighted to Triple-A Toledo, according to the Tigers (on Twitter).
- Daniel Nava has cleared waivers after being designated for assignment, according to Red Sox reporter Maureen Mullen (on Twitter).
The Tigers designated righty reliever Robbie Weinhardt for assignment to create room on the 40-man roster for lefty Adam Wilk, according to the team. Wilk takes the spot of Phil Coke on the 25-man roster, as Coke hit the DL with a right foot bone bruise.
Weinhardt, 25, had an 8.80 ERA in 15 1/3 Triple-A relief innings this year after posting a 1.57 mark in 34 1/3 frames at the level in 2010. Prior to the season, Baseball America ranked Weinhardt 12th among Tigers prospects, 15 spots ahead of Wilk. To put that in perspective, BA ranked the Tigers' farm system 25th overall. BA says Weinhardt uses a near-sidearm delivery to generate groundballs with his sinking fastball, and also employs a slider.