Former Stone Crabs pitcher Darin Downs will be heading to Class-A West Michigan for a rehab assignment. He is expected to pitch for the Whitecaps on Thursday night as they host Fort Wayne. Downs has been on the Tigers disabled list since July 7 with tendinitis his throwing shoulder.
Downs was a member of the Stone Crabs starting rotation in 2009. He has spent his professional career split between the Cub, Rays, Marlins and Tigers organizations. He made his major league debut with the Tigers in 2012.