Ex-Pasco standout recalled by Tigers

McClatchy news servicesSeptember 4, 2013 

The Detroit Tigers have recalled right-hander Jeremy Bonderman, left-hander Jose Alvarez and catcher Bryan Holaday from Triple-A Toledo.

Bonderman, a former Pasco High School standout, sat out the past two seasons after eight years with Detroit. He began this season with Seattle, but after the Mariners designated him for assignment, he was signed by the Tigers on July 14.

Bonderman was 1-3 with a 4.93 earned-run average for Seattle in seven games, all starts. With Detroit, he was 1-1 with a 2.51 ERA in nine outings, all in relief, before being sent to Toledo last Saturday.

Alvarez is 1-4 with a 6.14 ERA in eight games for the Tigers this season.

Holaday is batting .280 in 12 games for Detroit.

CENTRALIA’S PETERSON BACK WITH CARDINALS

The Cardinals called up six more players from the minors, including Centralia native Brock Peterson.

This season, Peterson, 29, played for the Triple-A Memphis Redbirds and led the Pacific Coast League with 25 homers. He was named to the All-PCL team at designated hitter and finished the season batting .296 with 86 RBI.

In two previous stints with the Cardinals, Peterson batted .154 (2-for-13) with two RBI and a walk.

INJURED MASTERSON HOPES TO RETURN IN 2013

Indians right-hander Justin Masterson has a strained left abdominal muscle, and manager Terry Francona said the All-Star won’t resume baseball activities until he’s pain-free.

“He’ll definitely miss a start,” Francona said. “After that, you just don’t know. He’s going to miss a little time here. The hope would be it’s not the rest of the season.”

Meanwhile, the Indians activated outfielder Ryan Raburn from the 15-day disabled list. He hasn’t played since Aug. 18 because of a strained Achilles tendon.

PEREZ GETS PROBATION IN MARIJUANA CASE

Indians two-time All-Star closer Chris Perez pleaded no contest and was convicted of misdemeanor drug abuse for marijuana shipped to his home in the family dog’s name.

Perez withdrew his not guilty plea in Rocky River Municipal Court outside Cleveland and was found guilty and fined $250. He was placed on probation for one year and must speak to youngsters about drugs.

SHORT HOPS

The Royals bought Carlos Peña’s contract from Triple-A Omaha. The former Rays slugger was available off the bench against the Mariners. ... The Padres signed outfielder Will Venable to an $8.5 million, two-year contract extension through 2015. ... The Astros acquired catcher Matt Pagnozzi from the Braves for cash considerations, a day after Jason Castro sprained his right knee. ... Pirates closer Jason Grilli, who strained a tendon in his right arm July 22, came off the DL.

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