We actually did get an email back from the Tigers organization. We feel so important!
Anyway, the club says this: "Clubs communicate with each other frequently re player availability and player needs. The Brewers needed to make room for another player. Jason became available and we had a need so his contract was assigned to our organization."
So the Brewers needed to call someone up, the Tigers had just sent someone up, and the Brewers thought that the Tigers' paying Tyner's salary was return enough for a guy hitting below .100 for their AAA team. Fair enough...but we'd rather be John Odom. At least the Laredo Broncos dished out 10 maple bats for his services.
What this really means: apparently, Jason Tyner is not an insufferable dick. Probably.