The Tigers have activated Carlos Guillen from the disabled list and have designated Josh Anderson for assignment. Guillen, who went 7 for 19 with 6 walks in 7 games for Lakeland and Toledo, will be the designated hitter in both games of today's doubleheader with the White Sox. Guillen is expected to sit versus left-handed pitchers as he still has some pain in his shoulder swinging from the right side. The move will likely mean than Marcus Thames will DH versus left-handers and that Marcus Thmes and Ryan Raburn will split time in left field against right-handers. Here is the starting line-up for today's first game:
Guillen probably won't be able to play in the field but should be able to hit better than Anderson who was batting .242/.282/.315 in 165 at bats and getting too many starts. Ideally, they probably would have left Guillen in the minors until he was fully healthy but this is a team desperate for an offensive spark. They have lost four 2-1 games this week and play a doubleheader versus the White Sox today.