Prior to Tuesday night’s game against the Mariners, the Tigers announced they claimed right-handed pitcher Donn Roach off waivers from Seattle and optioned him to Triple A Toledo.
Roach has spent the majority of the season in Triple A Tacoma, where he posted a 6-6 record, 4.08 ERA and 1.250 WHIP. He made 17 starts in 22 games and recorded 62 strikeouts to go with 19 walks.
In four appearances with the Mariners this season, Roach had an 8.44 ERA and 1.688 WHIP. He gave up seven hits, five earned runs and two walks with two strikeouts in 5.1 innings this season.
He also made a start for the Chicago Cubs last year, allowing eight hits and four earned runs in 3.1 innings. His longest stint in the majors was 2014, when he posted a 4.75 ERA in 30.1 innings with the San Diego Padres.
To make room on the 40-man roster, the Tigers designated right-hander Jeff Ferrell for assignment.