The Tigers Opening Day roster has been officially set. It has been practically set since Monday, or course with adjustments for the Kenny Rogers and Vance Wilson injuries. I bring this up because the disabled list assignments are now finalized.
Tony Giarratano has been placed on the 60 day disabled list. Bobby Seay took his spot on the 40 man roster. I believe this is terrific news for Tony because I think he gets his full major league salary now which means he’ll get $380,000 (the league minimum) instead of being paid as a minor leaguer.
Edward Campusano and Roman Colon were the two other players still technically assigned to the big league squad and they have both been placed on the 15 day disabled list. I find this especially surprising for Campusano who I understood was to have Tommy John surgery. I’d guess the decision to place him on the 15 day DL may have something to do with his status as a Rule 5 pick. I’m not sure on the rules, but it may be that he’d have to be removed from the disabled list before being offered back to his old club (if the Tigers are so inclined) and this would give them the most flexibility.
And as a final note, Rogers is still on the 15 day disabled list. He of course could be transitioned to the 60 day if an additional 40 man spot is required.