First Pitch: Tigers put Coke on DL, recall Ortega

DETROIT (AP) — The Tigers have put
left-handed reliever Phil Coke on the 15-day disabled list and have
recalled right-hander Jose Ortega from Triple-A Toledo.

Detroit announced the moves Wednesday.
The Tigers also reinstated outfielder Avisail Garcia from the 15-day
disabled list and optioned him to Toledo.

Coke has been bothered by a left groin
strain, and he goes on the DL retroactive to April 26. He is 0-3 with an
8.31 ERA for the Tigers this season with 10 strikeouts in 8 2-3

Detroit still has left-handers Drew Smyly and Darin Downs in the bullpen.

Garcia has missed time because of a bruised right heel.