But that doesn't mean there wasn't activity for the Mud Hens on Wednesday.
After Tuesday's loss at Cleveland, the parent Tigers purchased the contract of OF Quintin Berry from the Mud Hens. Berry will fill the role of Austin Jackson, who seemed poised to return to the Detroit lineup before suffering a setback in batting practice before the game.
Here are the raw numbers for Berry this season in Toledo: He hit .270 in 39 games with no home runs and 11 RBIs. He ranks second in the International League in stolen bases with 19 and has been caught three times.
Berry signed a minor-league contract with the Tigers this off season. He originally signed with Philadelphia after he was drafted in the fifth round of the 2006 draft and also has played in the San Diego and Cincinnati organizations. He's 27 years old, but this was his first everyday experience in Triple-A -- he had played in just four games with Triple-A Louisville before this season.
Obviously the name of Berry's game is speed. Twice he has stolen more than 50 bases in a season (55 for Lo-A Lakewood in the South Atlantic League in 2007, 51 for Hi-A Clearwater in the Florida State League in 2008), and he led the Double-A Southern League with 40 thefts last season.
It's clear from his stats that he's not a power hitter. Of his 43 hits, only eight are for extra bases -- all doubles. He has a .368 on-base percentage thanks to 22 walks and three hit by pitch, but the most disturbing offensive number is 46 strikeouts, which is third on the team.
Defensively he uses his speed to catch balls that many other outfielders can't reach. He does have a pair of errors, and his arm is average -- he has only one assist.
To make room for Berry on the 40-man roster, the Tigers designated RHP Collin Balester for assignment. Balester, who came to Detroit from Washington in trade for RHP Ryan Perry, was 2-0 with a 6.50 ERA with the Tigers. Balester allowed just 14 hits in 18 innings but also had 11 walks to go with 12 strikeouts in that span.
Balester must clear waivers before he could possibly join the Mud Hens.