In addition to Moya, a 24-year-old with the potential to be an immediate impact from the batter's box, the Tigers also recalled LHP Ian Krol and infielder Jefry Marte and purchased the contract of INF Josh Wilson from the Triple-A Toledo Mud Hens. In order to make room on the 40-man roster, the Tigers also designated for assignment outfielder Daniel Fields.
Moya is the up-and-comer Tigers fans are most eager to see, with the highly-touted youngster regarded as someone with tremendous offensive potential. According to MLB.com's prospect scouting report, Moya "has about as much power as any prospect in the game."
Recently, he moved from right field to left field, a shift that manager Brad Ausmus intimated may be significant as it relates to his future with the team. Though the Tigers already have a stalwart in right field with J.D. Martinez, Moya could potentially round out that other corner outfield role. According to Ausmus, Moya can expect to make "a handful of starts."
Ausmus said before Tuesday's game that Wilson's promotion was a result of the recent injury to shortstop Jose Iglesias, who is sidelined with a fractured middle finger.
According to Ausmus, nothing has changed with Iglesias' status -- he was expected to miss two weeks when diagnosed -- and said Victor Martinez (illness) also remains unchanged. Martinez will miss his consecutive straight game against the Tampa Bay Rays.
Meanwhile, both starting pitchers Daniel Norris (oblique) and Anibal Sanchez (rotator cuff) continue to make positive steps towards their recovery. Norris threw a second bullpen session Tuesday with Sanchez to do the same on Wednesday. Norris is slated to face hitters in a simulated game in Cleveland on Saturday. Ausmus said it is possible that Sanchez could join him with the two alternating innings.