• As expected, the Tigers recalled right-hander Luke Putkonen on Monday. He had been optioned to Class A Lakeland on Saturday, but never had to report. Detroit will recall Jeremy Bonderman, Jose Alvarez and Bryan Holaday from Triple-A Toledo on Tuesday.
• The Mariners have been scouting the Tigers' Double-A team in Erie in advance of the Sept. 15 deadline for Seattle to receive compensation for the Francisco Martinez trade. The Tigers reacquired Martinez from the M's on June 2 for a player to be named later or cash considerations, to be determined by Sept. 15.
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