Tigers put Santiago, Thomas on DL among flurry of roster moves

Updated: June 6, 2008, 1:32 PM ET
Associated Press

DETROIT -- The Detroit Tigers put infielder Ramon Santiago on the 15-day disabled list, reinstated right-hander Denny Bautista from the DL and added minor league infielder Michael Hollimon.

The Tigers also announced Friday outfielder Clete Thomas was going to the DL, retroactive to June 4, and right-hander Aquilino Lopez was on the bereavement list. Detroit also added outfielder Brent Clevlen.

Santiago is sidelined with a separated left shoulder and Thomas is out with a sprained right ankle.

Bautista was 0-1 in 6 1/3 innings and struck out seven. He was put on the disabled list May 3 with right shoulder tendinitis.

Hollimon, whose contract was purchased from Triple-A Toledo, hit .250 with 12 homers in 44 games for the Mud Hens. Clevlen, whose contract was recalled from Toledo, had a .324 batting average with 13 homers and an International League-leading 55 RBIs.

The Tigers opened a homestand against the Cleveland Indians on Friday night with the third-fewest victories in the AL.


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