Tigers Bolster Bullpen Depth With Latest Call Up

Devon Platana
The Detroit Tigers are bolstering their bullpen depth with their latest call-up.
The Detroit Tigers are bolstering their bullpen depth with their latest call-up. / Robert Hanashiro-USA TODAY Sports

The Detroit Tigers have gotten off to a modest 4-4 start to the 2022 MLB season. One reason why their season has been going as decently as it has is that Detroit's bullpen has recorded a combined 2.97 ERA — ninth-best in baseball so far.

The Tigers have since bolstered their bullpen with their latest call-up. The club confirmed on Saturday morning that right-handed pitcher Wily Peralta has been added to the active roster.

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Peralta is an MLB veteran with 230 games of experience since 2012. He spent the 2021 season with the Tigers, making 18 starts in 19 games while recording a 4-5 record, 3.07 ERA and 1.335 WHIP.

The 32-year-old righty began the current campaign in the minors, striking out a quartet of batters in 4.1 innings pitched without allowing a run. If he can continue playing as he did last season, the Tigers could be in good shape going forward.

Although Peralta will begin the 2022 MLB season in Detroit's bullpen, some consistent play could land him a spot back in the starting rotation. Considering how the Tigers haven't made the playoffs since 2014, someone with Peralta's experience on the mound could come in handy.

Nevertheless, the Tigers have much work to do before they're considered a championship threat, reflected by FanDuel Sportsbook's World Series Odds shows them at +5500 (18th) to take home the title.

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