Right-handed reliever Luis Marte opened the season in Triple-A Toledo. He'll end it on the disabled list. Marte underwent shoulder surgery and is expected to miss the rest of the season, The Toledo Blade reported Monday. He will reportedly be shut down and isn't expected to pitch in a game until winter ball in late November or early December. The injury did not result in surgery to repair a torn labrum, according to The Blade. Marte made three appearances with Toledo in early April before being placed on the 7-day disabled list on April 9 with shoulder soreness. He was 1-2 with a 9.00 ERA in two innings pitched. A candidate to win a bullpen spot with the Tigers this spring, Marte pitched in 11 games for Detroit, giving up three runs in 12 1/3 innings pitched. He and rookie Bruce Rondon were among the final spring cuts in late March, finalizing the Tigers' seven-man bullpen. Marte, 26, made the Tigers' Opening Day roster in 2012, but opened the season on the 15-day after he strained his left hamstring pitching in the final game of spring training.
Detroit Tigers reliever Luis Marte undergoes season-ending shoulder surgery
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