The Tigers will have at least one fresh arm in the bullpen for the start of the Red Sox series. They purchased the contract of Tim Byrdak from Toledo. The 33 year old lefty has been effective this year, allowing 4 runs over 22 innings. He has fanned 25 against 7 walks. He has also spent parts of the last 2 years with the Baltimore Orioles so Fenway Park should be a little familiar with 5 appearances there.
Virgil Vasquez was of course optioned back to Toledo to make room on the 25 man roster. Kenny Rogers was moved to the 60 day DL to free up a spot on the 40 man.