The Detroit Tigers optioned left-handed reliever Brad Thomas to Triple-A Toledo on Thursday. The reliever had been on the disabled list and was reactivated Thursday. Instead of finding a spot for him at the major league level, the Tigers decided to send him outright to Toledo.
Thomas is 0-1 with a 9.00 ERA in 11 innings this season with Detroit. He is also 0-1 with a 3.48 ERA in 10 1/3 innings on a injury rehabilitation assignment with Toledo earlier this season.
Thomas has until 1 p.m. Sunday to accept or decline the assignment. If he declines, he will become a free agent.