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Luke Putkonen | Relief Pitcher

Team: Detroit Tigers
Age / DOB:  (27) / 5/10/1986
Ht / Wt:  6'6' / 217
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
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Tigers placed RHP Luke Putkonen on the 15-day disabled list with elbow inflammation.
The move creates roster space for J.D. Martinez, who was promoted from Triple-A Toledo. Putkonen, over 2 2/3 innings spanning two appearances, has allowed eight runs on two walks and six hits, including two home runs. Apr 21 - 12:52 PM

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Luke Putkonen retired all four Nationals he faced on Thursday and has yet to allow a run in 10 1/3 innings this spring.

He's allowed just three hits in his eight appearances. Putkonen looked like something of an underdog to win a spot in Detroit's revamped bullpen at the beginning of the spring, but it will be hard not to take him now.
Mar 20 - 4:17 PM

Tigers reassigned RHP Luke Putkonen to the minor leagues.

Phil Coke, who has dealt with soreness in his flexor tendon since mid-September, was added to the Tigers' ALCS roster, taking Putkonen's spot. Coke won't be used in high-leverage situations initially. The 27-year-old Putkonen logged a 3.03 ERA over 30 relief appearances for Detroit in 2013.
Sat, Oct 12, 2013 10:57:00 AM

Tigers recalled RHP Luke Putkonen from Triple-A Toledo.

The 27-year-old right-hander has a cool 2.78 ERA and 21/7 K/BB ratio in 22 2/3 innings this season with Detroit. Putkonen will pitch in a middle relief role.
Mon, Sep 2, 2013 09:41:00 AM

Tigers optioned RHP Luke Putkonen to High-A Lakeland.

Putkonen was just recalled on Wednesday and has 2.78 ERA and 1.28 WHIP over 22 2/3 innings. He'll be back with the Tigers early next week.
Sat, Aug 31, 2013 03:29:00 PM

Tigers recalled RHP Luke Putkonen from Triple-A Toledo.

With the bullpen being leaned on heavily in Wednesday's loss to the Athletics, Putkonen will provide additional depth until September call-ups. He's done a nice job in the Tigers' pen this season, posting a 3.05 ERA and 17/7 K/BB ratio over 20 2/3 innings.
Wed, Aug 28, 2013 11:25:00 PM

Tigers optioned RHP Luke Putkonen to Triple-A Toledo.

Someone had to go following Monday's acquisition of Jose Veras. Putkonen has a 3.05 ERA and 17/7 K/BB ratio over 20 2/3 innings with the Tigers this season and should be back at some point later this year.
Tue, Jul 30, 2013 03:41:00 PM

Tigers recalled RHP Luke Putkonen from Triple-A Toledo.

Putkonen will provide some needed depth for the Detroit bullpen, which got heavy use this weekend in Texas. The right-hander will operate as a mid-to-long reliever.
Mon, May 20, 2013 09:01:00 AM

Tigers optioned RHP Luke Putkonen from Triple-A Toledo.

Putkonen was sent out to make room for Phil Coke who was activated from the disabled list. He appeared in two games during his brief callup, going 1-0 with a 0.00 ERA, 0.75 WHIP and 4/2 K/BB ratio over 2 2/3 innings. He'll likely return to see more action in the Tigers' bullpen at some point in the 2013 season.
Fri, May 10, 2013 10:40:00 PM

Tigers recalled RHP Luke Putkonen from Triple-A Toledo.

Putkonen, 26, had a 2.16 ERA and 16/5 K/BB ratio over 16 2/3 innings with the Mud Hens. He'll pitch in middle relief.
Thu, May 2, 2013 05:36:00 PM

Tigers optioned RHP Luke Putkonen to Triple-A Toledo; reassigned LHP Jose Alvarez, C Brad Davis and INF Kevin Russo to minor league camp.

Putkonen was in the mix for a long relief role with the Tigers this spring. However, he figures to pitch as a starter in the minors.
Tue, Mar 26, 2013 09:19:00 AM

The Detroit Free Press mentions Luke Putkonen as a candidate for the Tigers' bullpen.

Putkonen has flashed early in spring training and would likely be used in a long relief role. He posted a 3.94 ERA in 12 games with the Tigers last season.
Wed, Feb 27, 2013 01:40:00 PM

Tigers recalled RHP Luke Putkonen from Triple-A Toledo.

Putkonen, 26, has a 6.52 ERA and 7/7 K/BB ratio over 9 2/3 innings with the Tigers this season. He'll provide bullpen depth down the stretch.
Tue, Sep 4, 2012 11:07:00 AM

Tigers optioned RHP Luke Putkonen to Triple-A Toledo.

The move clears a roster spot for Drew Smyly, who will be recalled to start Saturday against the Angels. Putkonen has a 6.52 ERA and 7/7 K/BB ratio over 9 2/3 innings with the Tigers this year.
Fri, Aug 24, 2012 10:57:00 PM

Tigers recalled RHP Luke Putkonen from Triple-A Toledo.

Putkonen has posted a 4.68 ERA and 44/16 K/BB ratio across 50 innings this season with Triple-A Toledo. The right-hander will serve as a middle reliever for Detroit.
Tue, Aug 14, 2012 12:53:00 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Alex Avila
2Bryan Holaday
1B1Miguel Cabrera
2B1Ian Kinsler
SS1Jose Iglesias
2Andrew Romine
3Danny Worth
3B1Nick Castellanos
LF1Andy Dirks
2Rajai Davis
3J.D. Martinez
CF1Austin Jackson
2Don Kelly
RF1Torii Hunter
2J.D. Martinez
DH1Victor Martinez
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Justin Verlander
2Max Scherzer
3Anibal Sanchez
4Rick Porcello
5Drew Smyly
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Joe Nathan
2Joba Chamberlain
3Ian Krol
4Al Alburquerque
5Phil Coke
6Evan Reed
7Luke Putkonen
8Bruce Rondon
9Justin Miller