The Tigers announced that they’ve outrighted first baseman Jordan Lennerton off the 40-man roster (Twitter link). Presumably, this move is designed to open a spot on the 40-man roster for left-hander Robbie Ray, who is scheduled to make his big league debut with Detroit tomorrow.
The 28-year-old Lennerton was a 33rd-round pick of the Tigers back in 2008 but worked his way onto the 40-man roster last November following a solid .278/.382/.430 batting line in 139 games at Triple-A Toledo. He’s struggled out of the gates in 2014, however, batting just .165/.333/.220. The Tigers will still need to make a 25-man roster move in order to make room for Ray prior to tomorrow’s start against the Astros.