With Octavio Dotel placed on the 15-day disabled list with elbow inflammation, the Tigers have recalled pitcher Bruce Rondon from Toledo.
Rondon was originally slated as the front-runner for the Tigers' closer position but shaky appearances in spring training relegated him to the AAA Mud Hens as the regular season began.
In 7 2/3 innings with the Mud Hens this spring, Rondon has given up five hits while walking two and striking out nine. He has not allowed a run.
Rondon will be at Comerica Park tonight and available to manager Jim Leyland as Detroit begins a three-game series with the Kansas City Royals.