Despite the impressive numbers, Wolf didn't receive an opportunity to join the big league club. Toronto instead opted to used a group of pitchers that included Matt Boyd, Scott Copeland and Felix Doubront for spot starts earlier in the year. The squad now has a set group of five.
Wolf recently requested his release, according to a report from CBS Sports. But the Blue Jays found him a suitable landing spot. Detroit presents an ideal situation for Wolf after the club lost starters Anibal Sanchez and Daniel Norris to the disabled list.
Toronto appears to have a lack of depth in the rotation beyond its current starters. Right-hander Drew Hutchison is making a brief appearance in the Minors, but he will be back once the Blue Jays return to a five-man rotation next week. Marcus Stroman could return in September, while the depth options include Copeland, Jeff Francis and Phillippe Aumont.
Gregor Chisholm is a reporter for MLB.com. Read his blog, North of the Border, follow him on Twitter @gregorMLB and Facebook, and listen to his podcast. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.