Triple A Toledo Who's hot … Nick Castellanos, LF: .306 in his last 10 games, with three home runs last week. Getting closer to a Comerica Park call-up. Jose Ortega, RP: Has yet to allow a run in nine games. In 12 innings, Ortega, 24, has allowed five hits, while striking out 12 and walking seven. Evan Reed, RP: Tigers grabbed him from the Marlins earlier this month via waivers, and Reed, 27, has flourished: .171 opposing batting average in nine appearances, spanning 12 innings, with 18 strikeouts and five walks. Shawn Hill, SP: Tigers wouldn't hesitate to promote Hill if injuries rocked their rotation. He has a 3.24 ERA in five starts, with 19 strikeouts and four walks in 33-1/3 innings. And who's not … Quintin Berry, OF: Had a nice start, but is batting only .132 in his last 10 games. Double A Erie Who's hot … Ramon Cabrera, C: Continues to lead the Eastern League in hitting: .354 in 20 games. The switch-hitting Cabrera, 23, is 5-8, 197 pounds. Jamie Johnson, CF: Johnson could get a look if the Tigers ran into an injury problem in center field. The Tigers' seventh-round pick in 2009 (University of Oklahoma) is batting .321 on the season. Johnson is 25 and bats left-handed.
Tigers minor league report: Bullpen reinforcements available
Detroit News | Apr 29