Detroit Tigers: Greene, Torkelson, Krieidler head to Toledo

Erie SeaWolves leadoff batter Riley Greene hit this ball for a first-inning home run.
Erie SeaWolves leadoff batter Riley Greene hit this ball for a first-inning home run. /

The Detroit Tigers announced on Sunday that Riley Greene, Spencer Torkelson, and Ryan Kreidler will be Toledo Mud Hens among other minor league roster activities.

Detroit Tigers fans needed a pick me up after the 11-0 loss to Cleveland on Sunday afternoon. The team announced three moves across three levels. The first one was huge as Riley Greene, Spencer Torkelson, and Ryan Kreidler are heading to the Glass City.

This move was among three announced across the minor league system. Newly acquired right-handed starter Reese Olson heads to Erie. In two starts for West Michigan, Olson pitched 11 innings, allowing just six hits, two walks, and struck out 14, and did not allow a single earned run. Catcher Cole MacLaren and infielder Andrew Navigato also were called up to Erie.

The West Michigan Whitecaps will get three new faces to their roster as Jack O’Loughlin, a left-handed starter out of Australia along with infielder Jake Holton and 2021 6th round draft pick Austin Murr, who is now on his third team since being drafted out of NC State, come up from Lakeland.

O’Loughlin was the ace for Flying Tigers, going 3-1 with an ERA of 2.20 with 43 strikeouts in 41 innings pitched. Holton, who was drafted in the 10th round out of Creighton University, was hitting .261 with five home runs in 45 games this season.  Here is O’Loughlin pitching last week against Tampa. The video is courtesy of Prospects Live.

The Detroit Tigers are putting Greene, Torkelson, and Kreidler into the thick of things.

The Toledo Mud Hens are just a half-game back for a first-place behind the Omaha Storm Chasers (KC Royals affiliate) for first place in the Triple-A East Midwest Divison. Toledo has quite a bit of firepower behind them as will now have seven players with double-digit home run totals with the additions of Greene, Torkelson, and Kreidler.

Riley Greene just became only the 5th player since 1990 to reach Toledo at the age of 20.

For Torkelson, this will be his third call up of the season after starting the year at West Michigan. Kreidler continues his impressive progression after being in Low-A ball in 2019.

Toledo is back in town for the week as they will play Indianapolis.

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