Detroit Tigers send Ian Krol to DL, promote LHP Patrick McCoy from Triple-A


May 31, 2014; Seattle, WA, USA; Detroit Tigers relief pitcher Ian Krol (46) pitches against the Seattle Mariners during the ninth inning at Safeco Field. The Mariners won 3-2. Mandatory Credit: Steven Bisig-USA TODAY Sports

After Ian Krol‘s performance on Friday night, when he pitched just 2/3 of an inning and allowed back-to-back homers and four runs to the Cleveland Indians, it comes as no surprise that the young left handed reliever has been put on the disabled list.

Krol, picked up as part of the Doug Fister trade, has been one of the more successful members of the beleaguered Detroit Tigers bullpen, but shoulder inflammation, or “dead arm,” has hampered his recent efforts.

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Patrick McCoy receive his first promotion to the big leagues after posting a 3-0 record with a 2.94 ERA in 33 2/3 innings of work over 22 games split between Erie and Toledo this season.

The LHP was drafted by Washington in the 10th round of the 2007 draft, and was picked up as a minor league free agent by the Tigers during this past off-season.

McCoy’s ascension now gives the Tigers three rookies in their bullpen. Joining McCoy are fellow rookies Chad Smith and Blaine Hardy.

Smith has yet to make his major league debut, but Hardy has pitched four innings over three innings, allowing one hit and no runs. He came in to last night’s game with the Tigers’ up by one, the tying run on second base and no outs, but escaped by allowing three straight ground ball outs.