Detroit Tigers fans will see a new pitcher join the team. Detroit’s official Twitter account announced that Warwick Saupold has been added to the Major League roster. He replaces William Cuevas.
Detroit Tigers relief pitcher William Cuevas struggled in his first outing with the team.
The right-hander, who came up in the Boston organization and appeared in three games for the Red Sox last season, only threw a third of an inning on Friday.
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With the exception of the pinch hitter, all of the runs on the play were charged to Cuevas.
On Saturday morning, Detroit’s official Twitter account announced the team’s latest roster move in a tweet.
The Tigers tweeted the following:
"“Following last night’s game, the Tigers optioned RHP Willie Cuevas to Toledo (AAA). RHP Warwick Saupold has been recalled from Toledo today.”"
Saupold previously made six appearances for the Tigers last season. In those outings, he totaled 9.2 innings pitched and struck out 10 batters.
The right-hander also allowed 17 hits, eight runs and three walks. He hit a batter and finished two games.
All told, Saupold’s ERA finished at 7.45. However, his 2.32 FIP suggested he was much better than his ERA indicated.
In two starts for Triple-A Toledo this season, Saupold has notched a 1.69 ERA while striking out nine batters in 10.2 innings. He’s only walked three over the same span.