The Tigers optioned the struggling Dontrelle Willis to Lakeland. This is something that had to happen after what happened on Monday night. Willis had the right to refuse an assignment to the minors. I give him credit for swallowing some pride and doing what ultimately is best for himself and the team.
I’d guess he’s going to Lakeland rather than Toledo more due to instruction than the actual level.
Aquilino Lopez is set to return from bereavement leave and will likely assume Willis’s spot on the roster.
UPDATE: The Freep is reporting that Eddie Bonine is likely to take Willis’s spot in the rotation.