Tigers place RHP Bonderman on disabled list

BOSTON (TICKER) —The Detroit Tigers on Wednesday placed righthander Jeremy Bonderman on the 15-day disabled list due to a blister on his right middle finger.

Bonderman last piched on May 8, when he allowed five runs, seven hits and two walks in six innings en route to a 9-7 win against Seattle. However, he felt a cut on his finger when he tried to throw off the mound Wednesday afternoon at Fenway Park.

The 24-year-old Bonderman, who won 14 games each of the last two seasons, was scheduled to start on Friday vs. the St. Louis Cardinals in the Tigers’ first game of interleague play. In seven outings, he is 2-0 with a 4.20 ERA.

Bonderman will be replaced on the roster by 2006 first-round pick Andrew Miller, who is expected to be recalled from Class AA Erie on Friday. The 22-year-old lefthander, who will be making his first major league start against the Cardinals, allowed eight runs and nine hits in 10 1/3 innings of relief last season after joining the Tigers in late August.

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Updated Wednesday, May 16, 2007