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Downs stays at Triple-A after ending rehab assignment

Downs stays at Triple-A after ending rehab assignment

Downs stays at Triple-A after ending rehab assignment

DETROIT -- Darin Downs completed his rehab assignment for Triple-A Toledo Saturday night, only to be optioned there to pitch full time. The Tigers activated the lefty reliever from the 15-day disabled list Sunday morning and optioned him to the Mud Hens.

Downs was scheduled to pitch an inning in his final rehab appearance for the Hens on Saturday. Downs allowed four runs, three earned, on three hits over three innings with two walks and five strikeouts for his rehab assignment. He went 0-2 with a 5.18 ERA in 26 appearances for the Tigers before going on the DL, allowing 36 hits over 33 innings with 10 walks and 37 strikeouts.

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Jason Beck is a reporter for MLB.com. Read Beck's Blog and follow him on Twitter @beckjason. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

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