SEATTLE -- Tigers reliever Daniel Schlereth, who was optioned to Triple-A Toledo two weeks ago, is now back on the Tigers roster, albeit on the disabled list. His option to Toledo from last month was voided after it was determined his shoulder injury occurred while he was still in the Majors. The Tigers optioned Schlereth to Toledo on April 21. He reported shoulder soreness to the athletic training staff in Toledo upon arrival, and was placed on the Mud Hens' disabled list a few days later. Schlereth said later his shoulder was hurting while he was pitching for the Tigers, but that he didn't tell the team's medical staff.
Essentially, the only difference now is that Schlereth will accumulate Major League service time while he's on the 15-day DL. The Tigers backdated the DL move to April 21, meaning Schlereth is eligible to come off the DL, though he isn't believed to be close to a return. Whenever he's ready to be activated, the Tigers could use their option move then and send him back to Toledo.