Darin Downs Called up by Detroit TigersJuly 3, 2012 - Northwest League (NWL) - Boise Hawks Press Release
The 27-year-old spent three seasons in Boise, compiling a 14-9 record in 37 appearances with the Hawks. Downs helped Boise to the 2004 Northwest League championship and the 2006 team to the NWL East Division pennant.
Downs had a stellar 2009 in the Rays organization, going 12-4 at Advanced A Charlotte, before being struck in the head by a line-drive in his second appearance at AA Montgomery. Recovering from the near fatal incident, the lefty spent last season at AAA New Orleans in the Miami organization before signing a contract with the Tigers this spring. He was 0-2 with a 2.15 ERA in 25 appearances at AAA Toledo.
Downs will be the 95th former Boise Hawk to play in Major League Baseball when he makes his debut.
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