Detroit Tigers: Spencer Torkelson and Dillon Dingler head to Erie

Erie SeaWolves baserunner Riley Greene stole second base in the first inning against the Somerset Patriots on June 9, 2021, at UPMC Park in Erie.P4seawolves060921
Erie SeaWolves baserunner Riley Greene stole second base in the first inning against the Somerset Patriots on June 9, 2021, at UPMC Park in Erie.P4seawolves060921 /
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In a move that was expected to happen after the comments by GM Al Avila on Friday, the Detroit Tigers have promoted Spencer Torkelson and Dillon Dingler to Erie.

In the corresponding move, Detroit has promoted catcher Cooper Johnson to West Michigan. 

The Erie SeaWolves roster continues to churn as the Detroit Tigers announced that Spencer Torkelson and Dillon Dingler have been promoted from West Michigan. In the last few weeks, Andre Lipcius and Corey Joyce have also joined the roster via the Whitecaps.  Before we get to what it means long term and from a historical perspective, let’s recap all the action from Sunday.

Detroit Tigers Minor League Weekly Recap Report for June 13

Triple-A: Toledo Mud Hens (19-16) 2nd place Triple-A East-Midwest Division

The Mud Hens have won their fifth straight in convincing fashion 10 to 4. Ricardo Pinto in his first start since being recalled from Erie, pitched 5.1 innings, allowing two runs on three hits, walking one, and striking out six.

Toledo just needed the first two innings to score all ten runs. JaCoby Jones started the scoring with a solo shot in the first.

Renato Núñez hit a grand slam in the 2nd as part of a nine-run inning in which Toledo took advantage of seven walks and five hits. Cole Peterson returned back to the Mud Hens lineup for the first time since June 6th and had a double in the 6th.

Toledo call ups to Detroit:

  • Daz Cameron
  • Isaac Paredes
  • Buck Farmer
  • Beau Burrows (sent back down on Sunday)

Toledo debuts:

  • Ricardo Pinto
  • Henry Martinez
  • Angel De Jesus

Toledo outscored Louisville 36-16 in the series and finished 9-3 against the Bats. They start a six-game series as Columbus comes to town on Tuesday.

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