Infielder Dawel Lugo was recalled from Triple-A Toledo in a corresponding move.
Candelario is tied for the Tigers' lead with five home runs this season and leads the team with 16 RBIs. He is batting .272. He joins Miguel Cabrera, Leonys Martin, Jordan Zimmermann, Alex Wilson and Daniel Norris on the DL for the Tigers.
Lugo, 23, is batting .284 with a home run and 12 RBIs at Triple-A this season. His first game with the Tigers will mark his major league debut.
Outfielder Nicholas Castellanos is out of the starting lineup for Monday night's game against Cleveland. He hurt a finger on his left hand when he was hit by a pitch against Seattle on Saturday night.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.