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Ready or not, Tigers adding former All-Star Rosenthal to bullpen mix

Cleveland – Well, buckle up. The Trevor Rosenthal experience is back in the big leagues.

The Tigers, who signed the former Cardinals All-Star closer to a minor-league deal on June 29, purchased his contract from Triple-A Toledo and he is expected to be available Monday night against the Indians.

They cleared a spot for him Sunday by optioning left-hander Gregory Soto back to Toledo. The Tigers want Soto to get regular work and stay stretched out in case they need to add him to the starting rotation later this month.

Rosenthal signed a $7 million deal with the Nationals before the season but was released on June 23 after giving up 16 runs and 15 walks in 6.