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Tigers are sending to the AFL this year:

pitchers: Tyler Clark, Matt Hoffman, Michael Morrison, Luke Putkonen,

Catcher: James McCann,

1B Aaron Westlake,

3B Nick Castellanos

Kind of surprised not to see Daniel Fields there - figured that was part of moving him up to AA, to get him "eligible" for AFL.

Granted the final assignments usually have some changes.

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There are rules regarding international players competing in the AFL. Garcia will most likely spend significant time playing for his club in the Venezuelan Winter League.

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There are rules regarding international players competing in the AFL. Garcia will most likely spend significant time playing for his club in the Venezuelan Winter League.

Oh yeah, forgot that existed :P

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i hope Putkonen is being sent there for a major overhaul that could lead him to be able to get MLB hitters out. he's got a legit arm, but if he keeps doing what he's doing, i don't forsee any success at this level.

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Why would a team send a guy like Putkonen to the AFL? He's already got a bit of big league experience and looks to be a fringe reliever at best, the 11th or 12th man on a staff.

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Why would a team send a guy like Putkonen to the AFL? He's already got a bit of big league experience and looks to be a fringe reliever at best, the 11th or 12th man on a staff.

Unfortunately, with the dirth of prospects in the upper levels and the exclusion of Latin players, the Tigers lack the necessary prospect level to have any better players to send !

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Or it could be that they see an asset that can throw in the mid-90s in short bursts and they figured they would send him to a developmental league to see if he can develop into a useful big league reliever....

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