Buck Farmer gets call from Double-A, will start Wednesday for Tigers
Congratulations from a former teammate can now break news.
When West Michigan starter Kevin Ziomek posted a congratulatory note to Buck Farmer on Twitter Monday night, it broke the news that Buck Farmer would be heading to the big leagues.
A fifth round pick of the Tigers in last year’s draft, Farmer started as Ziomek’s rotation-mate with the Class A Whitecaps this season, before moving up to Double-A Erie late last month. He’s made two starts for the SeaWolves, but will now join the big-league club, and start Wednesday’s series opener in Detroit.
With Justin Verlander leaving Monday’s game after just one inning with shoulder soreness, the Tigers had to deplete a bullpen that had just been reinforced with three additions earlier in the day. Verlander is headed back to Detroit, and will be further evaluated.
That leaves Monday call-up Robbie Ray to start Tuesday’s game, followed by Farmer Wednesday, Max Scherzer on Thursday, Rick Porcello — who threw two innings in Sunday’s 19-inning marathon — pushed back to Friday, and David Price on Saturday.
After that, it depends on health and the success of the two spot starters.
Pretty sure @B_Farm09 was carving the midwest league two weeks ago. Now he's in the show. HES GOOD. Congratulations my man.
— Kevin Ziomek (@KevinZiomek) August 12, 2014