Thursday, July 05, 2007

Tigers Embattled Roman Colon Earns a Save

Tigers reliever Roman Colon -- under indictment on a charge of felony assault as the result of a recent clubhouse brawl at Triple A Toledo -- earned his first Eastern League save in Double A Erie's 5-3 victory over Akron.

Colon, 27, has completed a five-game team-imposed suspension, but has been has been demoted to Erie to finish a rehabilitation assignment. Colon earned the save despite giving up three hits and two runs in two innings, though he struck out three.

If there are any takers, the Tigers are likely to roll Colon into a deal to acquire additional bullpen help, perhaps a closer to replace struggling Todd Jones.