Detroit Tigers: Tyler Holton finding success in bullpen role

May 13, 2023; Detroit, Michigan, USA;  Detroit Tigers relief pitcher Tyler Holton (87) delivers a pitch.
May 13, 2023; Detroit, Michigan, USA; Detroit Tigers relief pitcher Tyler Holton (87) delivers a pitch. / Rick Osentoski-USA TODAY Sports

Detroit Tigers are seeing Tyler Holton find success in bullpen role.

The Detroit Tigers came into the season with a bullpen that struggled to really find production. Their go-to arms struggled out of the gate, and led to some issues for the team. However, the Tigers were able to iron things out, and the bullpen has started to get things going.

When it comes to the Detroit Tigers bullpen, they have been able to get some production out of players like Alex Lange and Jason Foley, who have settled in. Not to mention, Rule 5 Draftee Mason Englert has made the most of his early opportunities as well.

Another arm that has been exciting in his bullpen role in 2023 is Tyler Holton. The left-handed pitcher has done a great job since getting his call-up to join the big league bullpen. He was claimed this off-season in a move to make sure the team was able to add some depth.

The former Florida State Seminoles reliever was a highly decorated collegiate arm who has found his way back to the big leagues. He was with the Arizona Diamondbacks before being claimed by the Tigers as a depth addition.

He made a few appearances at the Triple-A level with the Toledo Mud Hens but has been able to get into a groove with the Tigers after being brought up. Holton has pitched in 10 games, accumulating 17.2 innings pitched along the way.

The southpaw has managed a 2.60 ERA and a 0.75 WHIP to this point while issuing three walks and adding 12 punchouts to his credit. He's been able to keep the opposition at bay for the most part, being someone that A.J. Hinch can call upon in a multi-inning situation as needed.

He's performed well in his chances and has continued to earn his opportunities with the Tigers, finding his way into games since being called up to make his season debut on April 15th. If Holton can continue to string together good outings, the Tigers will continue to rely on him.

While Holton was nothing more than a lottery ticket waiver claim after the team moved Casey Mize to the long-term Injured List (IL). The Tigers brought him in, hoping that he could eat up some innings and hope that they could find some ways for him to be useful.

As the season continues, Holton is hoping to continue finding success. He's been reliable, and the Tigers have to be happy with how things have gone with Holton working out of the bullpen.

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