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Thomas odd man out

16.07.2008 52 comments

It’s a bum deal. You hit your first big league homer and get sent to the minors. Clete Thomas was the outfielder optioned to Toledo to make room for Magglio Ordonez. So Matt Joyce will stick around and try to defend his AL Player of the Week honors.

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Clete for Clevlen

18.06.2008 15 comments

Clete Thomas has been recalled from his rehab assignment. It has come at the expense of Brent Clevlen. Clevlen didn’t get the bat going, but he did play some slick defense in the outfield. Clevlen and Thomas are probably a push defensively, but Thomas carries a left handed stick which is probably the reason for […]

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Tigers Minor League Wrap & Rehab Report: 6-16-08


Syracuse 2 Toledo 5Joel Zumaya pitched 1 inning, allowing 2 hits and an unearned run, but he walked no one and fanned 2. Clete Thomas is playing again and was a triple short of the cycle with 2 stolen bases so the ankle is probably okay. Chris Lambert fanned 6 in 6 innings while only […]

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Tigers Make Line Change

06.06.2008 7 comments

The Tigers announced a ton of roster moves today: Clete Thomas and Ramon Santiago hit the 15 day DL Mike Hollimon and Brent Clevlen were brought up to take their places. Aquilino Lopez was placed on the bereavement list and Denny Bautista was reinstated from the DL.

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Joyce down, Clete up

29.05.2008 20 comments

The Tigers have optioned Matt Joyce back to Toledo and have called up Clete Thomas. I suppose this is because they have the left handed option with Jeff Larish on the roster now to provide some power. And as Jason Beck noted, they want Joyce to play everyday and with Thames getting left field duties, […]

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Tigers Minor League Wrap 5-27-08

27.05.2008 1 comment

Buffalo 6 Toledo 2Eddie Bonine took his first loss getting knocked around for 11 hits in just 2 innings. Clete Thomas was 3 for 5. Jeff Larish was 1 for 1 before exiting to get on a plane. Reading 1 Erie 3Jeff Frazier went 2 for 4. Andrew Kown allowed just 4 hits, 1 a […]

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Tigers Minor League Wrap 5-10-08

11.05.2008 9 comments

Charlotte 3 Toledo 5 Mike Hessman and Clete Thomas homered. Brent Clevlen had 3 hits pushing his line to 313/376/563. Casey Fossum got the win allowing 1 run in 6 innings on 3 hits. Blaine Neal allowed 2 homers in one inning of relief. Toledo 1 Charlotte 4 Mike Hessman homered and had one of […]

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Tigers have nocturnal bats

21.04.2008 5 comments

With this afternoon’s loss to the Blue Jays the Tigers record in day games now stands at a remarkable 0-10. A quick check of the splits reveals that the Tigers have been outscored 57 to 18 in day games. Yes, the offense has mustered less than 2 runs a game before the sun sets.

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Tigers set 2008 Opening Day Roster

28.03.2008 4 comments

It’s done. After 6 weeks of simmering, the Tigers now know who will be heading North. Clete Thomas gets the last position player spot. Yorman Bazardo and Aquilino Lopez round out the bullpen. The additions of Thomas and Lopez require both to be added to the 40 man roster which now stands at 37. It […]

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Clete Thomas needs a tailor

27.03.2008 6 comments

One more cut took place today with outfield bench candidate Freddy Guzman being passed through waivers and outrighted to Erie. That leaves two players competing for the last bench spot (assuming that Ryan Raburn and Ramon Santiago make the team). Will it be back-up catcher Dane Sardinha or will Clete Thomas make the jump from AA Erie?

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Another wild day in Lakeland

26.03.2008 19 comments

News has been flying out of the Tigers camp fast and furious lately. Today the main topics of discussion are Dontrelle Willis, Clete Thomas, and Tim Byrdak. Dontrelle Willis Willis is struggling. He’s having a heck of a time finding the plate. His problem last year was control, and that had to do with missing […]

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