Tuesday, May 23, 2006

Young Placed on DL Again

The Tigers placed Dmitri Young on the 15 day disabled list for the second time this season today. He is still bothered by the quad injury which has plagued him all year. Young was replaced on the roster by Jack Hannahan who was batting .282/.391/.412 for Toledo. Hannahan was added to the 40 man roster but no additional moves were needed as there was an open spot.

Although he is getting on base at a good clip this year, Hannahan's strength is his defense. He is a very good defensive third baseman and can also play first and second. Another potential plus is that he gives them a left-handed bat off the bench. Obviously, that won't be useful unless he hits which is questionable. He is 26 years old and is no longer considered a top prospect but his versatility might give him a career as a utility player.

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