Tigers possibility infielder to Toledo to clear spot for Niko Goodrum’s return


CLEVELAND – The Detroit Tigers optioned infielder Zack Short for Triple-A Toledo after the game on Sunday.

Infielder / Outfielder Niko Goodrum will be activated from the injured list ahead of Tuesday’s game in Baltimore.

Shortly committed two field errors in the 7-5 defeat on Sunday against the Cleveland Indians as his recent offensive battles shifted to his normally safe defenses.

Short, 26, played semi-regularly at Shortstop since his call-up for his fourth club assignment at the end of June. Initially, he provided a boost both offensively and defensively. But Short is 0-for-23 with 12 strikeouts in his last nine games.

Goodrum, 29, has missed the last three weeks with a calf injury. He has hit .220 with a .637 OPS in 230 record appearances this year.

Since Short is out of the picture for the time being, Goodrum will likely share the time with Harold Castro and possibly Willi Castro at the shortstop.


Players in bold are on the active 26-member list.

Left-handed pitcher (8): Tyler Alexander, Matthew Boyd *, Miguel Del Pozo, Derek Holland, Ian Krol, Tarik Skubal, Gregory Soto, Joey Wentz.

Right-handed pitcher (15): Jose Cisnero, Alex Faedo **, Buck Farmer, Jason Foley, Michael Fulmer, Kyle Funkhouser, Bryan Garcia, Joe Jimenez, Alex Lange, Matt Manning, Casey Mize, Wily Peralta, Erasmo Ramirez, Nivaldo Rodriguez, Jose Ureña *.

Catcher (3): Grayson Greiner, Eric Haase, Jake Rogers *.

Infielder (8): Miguel Cabrera, Jeimer Candelario, Harold Castro, Willi Castro, Niko Goodrum, Isaac Paredes *, Jonathan Schoop, Zack Short.

Outfielder (5): Akil Baddoo, Daz Cameron *, Robbie Grossman, Derek Hill, Victor Reyes.

* on the 10-day Major League Injury List

** on the 7-day minor league injury list

Right-handed pitcher Julio Tehran (right shoulder load), Rony Garcia (knee) and Spencer Turnbull (right forearm load) are on the 60-day injured list, which means they will be removed from the 40-man squad.