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Drew VerHagen, Jeff Ferrell Called Up By Detroit Tigers To Help Bullpen

DETROIT (CBS Detroit) -- The Detroit Tigers made a pair of call-ups on Friday to shake up their struggling bullpen, bringing Drew VerHagen and Jeff Ferrell to the major leagues.

Both right-handers bring minimal big league experience to Detroit. VerHagen, 24, made his only MLB appearance on July 19, 2014 in a spot start against the Cleveland Indians. He pitched five innings while relinquishing three runs in a 6-2 loss. Ferrell, 24, has never pitched in the major leagues.

There has been no indication of what corresponding moves will be made to make room for VerHagen and Ferrell on the Tigers' roster.

VerHagen struggled as a reliever for Triple-A Toledo in 2015 before being sent down to Double-A Erie, where he posted a 2.70 ERA in five appearances out of the bullpen.

Ferrell made 18 appearances for Erie before being moved up to Toledo were he tallied a save in his only game. He posted a 1.67 ERA and 12 saves as closer for the SeaWolves.

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