Tigers outright contract of Melvin Mercedes

DETROIT - The Detroit Tigers today announced the club has outrighted the contract of righthanded pitcher Melvin Mercedes to Triple A Toledo.

Mercedes, 24, pitched in one game for the Tigers in 2014, throwing 2.0 scoreless innings with two strikeouts. In 46 games with Toledo in 2014, Mercedes had a 0-3 record with three saves and a 4.92 ERA (60.1IP/33ER).

The Tigers 40-man roster remains at 40.