Tigers place Octavio Dotel on DL
Dotel, who is 1-2 with a 4.42 ERA in 21 games this season, hasn't pitched since June 2. Manager Jim Leyland said he couldn't keep playing with a short bullpen.
This is Putkonen's second stint with Detroit this season. He was 0-2 with a 8.59 ERA in six appearances before being sent down at the end of May.
Copyright 2012 by The Associated Press
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