Tigers place Dotel on DL with elbow inflammation

The Detroit Tigers have put reliever Octavio Dotel on the 15-day

disabled list with inflammation in his right elbow.

The Tigers also recalled right-hander Luke Putkonen from

Triple-A Toledo before opening a three-game series against the

Chicago Cubs on Tuesday night. The DL stint for Dotel is

retroactive to June 3.

Dotel, who is 1-2 with a 4.42 ERA in 21 games this season,

hasn’t pitched since June 2. Manager Jim Leyland said he couldn’t

keep playing with a short bullpen.

This is Putkonen’s second stint with Detroit this season. He was

0-2 with a 8.59 ERA in six appearances before being sent down at

the end of May.