Thursday, July 19, 2007

Thames on DL, Perez Up

That tremendous diving catch that Marcus Thames made in the 8th inning of last night's game will cost him and the Tigers. WXYT is reporting that he has been placed on the 15 day disabled list with a hamstring injury suffered on that play. According to, the Tigers replaced him on the roster by purchasing the contract of Timo Perez from the Toledo MudHens. This promotion will not require an additional 40 man roster move because the recent trade of Roman Colon opened up a spot.

Perez has had a strong year for the MudHens batting .322/.364/.491 in 91 games. He has not had much success in the Majors hitting .262/.301/.373 in 1,581 lifetime at bats with the Mets, White Sox and Cardinals.

It's a shame that Thames hurt himself just when he was starting to play regulary and to hit well. With Craig Monroe nursing a sore back, Ryan Raburn will likely be the starting left-fielder for at least the next couple of games. I wanted to see Raburn get some playing time so this a bad news/good news story.

Update: Danny Knobler is now saying that Perez will start today which is disappointing.

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