DETROIT The Detroit Tigers have placed starting pitcher Jeremy Bonderman on the 15-day disabled list and optioned the contract of outfielder Clete Thomas to Triple-A Toledo.
The team said Tuesday Bonderman s placement on the DL is retroactive to Monday as the right-hander continues to recover from shoulder surgery that sidelined him for most of last season.
Infielder Will Rhymes and outfielder Timo Perez were assigned to minor league camp.
The Tigers also said Tuesday they cut designated hitter Gary Sheffield from the squad, one home run short of his 500th career homer.
The moves leave Detroit with 31 players remaining in camp.