Tigers done with Campusano

The Tigers sent rule five selection Edward Campusano back to the Chicago Cubs. Campusano cleared waivers and will be assigned to Des Moines.

Campusano was acquired by Milwaukee who then traded him to the Tigers. He had a shot to make the team as a lefty reliever before he found himself on Dr. James Andrews operating table.

Campusano was on the 60 day DL te whole season so for the club to retain him a spot on the 40 man roster would need to be cleared.

Taking Campusano wasn’t a bad move, but retaining him for a full season meant that the Tigers paid him the league minimum plus some medical bills.


  1. Jojo Sun Devil

    October 11, 2007 at 3:10 am


  2. Matt in Toledo

    October 11, 2007 at 5:48 am

    Campusano was the Tigers’ Rule 5 pick last year and represented a possible creative solution to the problem of replacing Jamie Walker.

    That leaves 43 players on the Tigers’ 40-man roster if you count Neifi, with Tony Giarratano and Vance Wilson on the 60-day DL. With Perez and Casey out the door for sure, that means somebody will have to go if both of those guys come off the DL before next season.

    Chris Shelton is my guess. Not only is he now throughly blocked in the minors, Jeff Larish is knocking on the door to be their AAA first baseman.

  3. Scott

    October 11, 2007 at 10:38 am

    They can get rid of Clay Rapada while they’re at it … he’s a poor man’s Mike Myers.

  4. Coach Jim

    October 11, 2007 at 11:19 am

    Clay has a delivery that could make him effective. I wouldn’t give him away.