Tigers place LHP Downs on disabled list

The Detroit Tigers have placed reliever Darin Downs on the

15-day disabled list with a shoulder injury.

The team said Sunday that the left-hander has tendinitis in his

rotator cuff. Downs gave up a two-run homer to Ryan Raburn in the

ninth inning of Saturday’s 9-4 win over the second-place


The 28-year-old has appeared in 26 games, going 0-2 with a 5.18

ERA. In his last six outings, Downs has a 9.00 ERA.

The Tigers also recalled right-hander Evan Reed from Triple-A

Toledo. He was expected to arrive in time for Sunday’s game. This

is Reed’s second stint with Detroit this season. He appeared in six

games before being sent back to the minors.