Tigers bring back Bonderman on minor league deal

The Detroit Tigers have agreed to a minor league deal with

right-hander Jeremy Bonderman, who pitched for the team from


The Tigers announced the move Sunday. The 30-year-old Bonderman

is expected to join Triple-A Toledo on Thursday at Buffalo.

Bonderman went 67-77 during his stint with the Tigers. He made

it back to the majors this year with Seattle, going 1-3 with a 4.93

ERA. He had four straight strong starts between June 7 and June 23,

but was battered for 10 earned runs and 13 hits in just 8 1-3

innings over his last two outings for the Mariners.

Seattle designated Bonderman for assignment, and he chose to

become a free agent.