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Melvin Mercedes | Relief Pitcher

Team: Detroit Tigers
Age / DOB:  (23) / 11/2/1990
Ht / Wt:  6'3' / 250
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
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Tigers optioned RHP Melvin Mercedes to Triple-A Toledo.
Mercedes tossed two scoreless relief innings in his lone appearance with the big club. He was sent down in order to clear space in the bullpen for Jim Johnson. Aug 17 - 8:50 AM

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Tigers recalled RHP Melvin Mercedes from Triple-A Toledo.

He's taking the roster spot of Buck Farmer. Mercedes has posted a 4.33 ERA while striking out just 27 over 52 innings for Toledo this season. He won't be used in high-leverage situations.
Aug 15 - 8:41 AM

Tigers purchased the contract of RHP Melvin Mercedes from High-A Lakeland.

Mercedes returned from Tommy John surgery this season and compiled a 2.76 ERA and 43/24 K/BB ratio over 65 1/3 innings between Class A and High-A. While he has only averaged 6.4 K/9 over five seasons in pro ball, he throws quite hard and could emerge as a useful pitcher out of the bullpen.
Tue, Nov 20, 2012 01:54:00 PM

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Batters
PosRoleName
C1Alex Avila
2Bryan Holaday
3James McCann
1B1Miguel Cabrera
2B1Ian Kinsler
SS1Eugenio Suarez
2Hernan Perez
3Andrew Romine
4Jose Iglesias
3B1Nick Castellanos
LF1J.D. Martinez
2Andy Dirks
CF1Rajai Davis
2Ezequiel Carrera
RF1Torii Hunter
2Don Kelly
3Tyler Collins
4Steven Moya
DH1Victor Martinez
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Max Scherzer
2David Price
3Justin Verlander
4Rick Porcello
5Kyle Lobstein
6Drew VerHagen
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Joe Nathan
2Joakim Soria
3Joba Chamberlain
4Al Alburquerque
5Phil Coke
6Blaine Hardy
7Pat McCoy
8Jim Johnson
9Evan Reed
10Robbie Ray
11Kyle Ryan
12Buck Farmer
13Anibal Sanchez
14Luke Putkonen