The Tigers are going through a bit of a bullpen crisis, and late Monday night, Detroit Newsâ€‹ columnist Lynn Henning took to Twitter to speculate that the team might have to make a 40-man move to bring in a fresh arm. According to Henning, the most likely guy to go looks like right-hander Thad Weber, who pitched four innings for the Tigers in April but has otherwise spent the last couple seasons allowing a whole lot of homers for Triple-A Toledo.
One possibility for Tigers minor-league DFA is Thad Weber, right-hander, 28, who might be least likely to match long-term needs and talents.
Here's the surprise twist: Thad Weber is on Twitter! And not only is he on Twitter, but he follows Lynn Henning. He probably wasn't pleased to see his name bandied about as a candidate to be cut, but rather than respond to the speculation, he chose to check Henning's facts.
I'm 27 RT @Lynn_Henning: One possibility for Tigers minor-league DFA is Thad Weber, right-hander, 28
— Thad Weber (@thad_weber) July 3, 2012
To his credit, Henning owned up to the error.
So, happy endings all around! Except for Thad Weber, who might be about to lose his roster spot.