Morosi: Andy Oliver Will Debut Friday


According to sources, says Fox Sports’ Jon Paul Morosi, AA southpaw Andrew Oliver will make his major league debut on Friday in Atlanta when the Tigers take on the Braves.

Oliver, a 2009 second-round draft pick, will be recalled prior to the game on Friday, at which time the team would make a corresponding roster move. Oliver, 22, has posted a 6-4 record and 3.61 ERA in the hitter-friendly Eastern League while pitching for the Erie Seawolves. This is his first season of professional ball after signing late last season.

My best guess is that Oliver will replace either Enrique Gonzalez or Fu-Te Ni on the active roster. Right hander Jay Sborz could also be a possibility, but he will have only been with the club for a few short days by Friday. Sborz is to be officially recalled in time for tonight’s game with the Mets.