The Tigers traded for some bullpen help in the form of Jose Capellan. In exchange the Tigers sent the Milwaukee Brewers A ball pitcher Chris Cody.
Capellan is a 26 year old right hander who has spent parts of the last 3 years in the Brewers bullpen. Capellan has decent strike out numbers over his career with 7 per 9 innings. However he will walk his share at almost 4 per 9 and last year he allowed 11 homers in 71 1/3 innings.
Capellan certainly isn’t dominating or overwhelming. However could prove to be serviceable. And without letting go of a lot, serviceable isn’t a bad route to go in the short term.
As for Cody, he dominated at West Michigan this year before being promoted to Lakeland a couple weeks ago. He posted a 1.77 ERA and fanned a batter an inning while only allowing 1 homer and 15 walks in 91 1/3 innings of work. Of course at age 23 he was old for the league, but did everything that could have been asked of him. Cody was the 8th round pick from last year’s draft.
I’d assume that Capellan will join the big league club, and a corresponding roster move would need to be made. My guess is that the Tigers will try to send Jason Grilli through waivers.