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Tigers put Bonderman on the DL

May 16, 2007 at 7:27 PM

DETROIT, May 16 (UPI) -- Detroit Tigers right-hander Jeremy Bonderman was placed on the 15-day disabled list Wednesday because of a blister on his right middle finger.

The team said the move was made two days before his next scheduled start Friday night against St. Louis.

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"I can guarantee you that he would not have been ready to pitch," said manager Jim Leyland. Detroit will call up former first-round draft pick Andrew Miller to start against the Cardinals.

Bonderman is 2-0 with a 4.20 ERA in seven starts. He has walked only seven batters and struck 40 in 45 innings.

Miller, a left-hander, pitched 10 innings in relief after being called up at the end of August last season.

The activity came 2 1/2 months after the Tigers chose him with the sixth overall selection in the 2006 First-Year Player Draft.

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