Originally Posted by TDog
What is the purpose of putting someone one the 15-day disabled list in September? The Tigers haven't expanded their active roster to the full 40 allowed. The 60-day disabled list gives you some 40-man roster flexibility, but not the 15-day disabled list. Anyone the Tigers want to call up/activate to take Raburn's place could be called up/activated without the move.
I believe that by putting Raburn on the DL the Tigers can fill his post season roster spot with a player who was nto on the active roster as of 11:59 pm eastern on 8/31 if they make it to post season play.