The Tigers made room for Tuesday's starter, Jacob Turner, to be recalled from Triple-A Toledo by optioning reliever Luis Marte back to the Mud Hens. Marte had been called up when Drew Smyly, for whom Turner is filling in, went on the 15-day disabled list Saturday.
The Tigers have released Triple-A Toledo first baseman Ryan Strieby, ending his seven-year tenure in the organization that saw him rise from 2006 Draft pick to high-powered slugging prospect before injury problems stalled him with the Mud Hens.
The Tigers have signed outfielder Daniel Dorn to a Minor League contract. Dorn, who will turn 28 next week, batted .230 with seven homers and 24 RBIs with Triple-A Louisville before the Reds released him last month. He had been in the Reds' system since Cincinnati drafted him in 2006.