Tigers acquire veteran pitcher from Blue Jays as Norris, Sanchez hit DL
The Tigers pitching staff has been bitten by the injury bug, so team has acquired a veteran starter to help fill the void.
Detroit announced the acquisition of veteran lefty Randy Wolf from Toronto for cash considerations on Thursday.
Wolf is scheduled to start for the Tigers on Saturday against the Texas Rangers.
The 38-year-old was 9-2 with a 2.58 ERA and a 1.28 WHIP in 23 starts for Triple-A Buffalo. He has not pitched for Toronto this season. He last pitched in the majors with Miami last season.
Wolf has a 4.21 career ERA in the majors and has made 382 career starts with the Phillies, Dodgers, Padres, Astros, Brewers, Orioles and Marlins.
The Tigers made the trade after starting pitchers Daniel Norris and Anibal Sanchez were placed on the 15-day disabled list earlier in the day. Norris suffered a strained oblique Wednesday against the Cubs at Wrigley Field. Sanchez was sidelined with a lingering rotator cuff injury.
(h/t Detroit Free Press)