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News: Putkonen (elbow) was released by the Tigers on Wednesday, MLive.com's James Schmehl reports.
Impact: Putkonen had been on Triple-A Toledo's disabled list after making just two appearances with the club following his late-April signing. It's not clear whether he's still being bothered by the elbow issue or the Tigers are simply releasing him to pursue another opportunity.