Friday, July 24, 2009

Guillen is Back for Real

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:

Granderson CF
Polanco 2B
Thomas RF
Cabrera 1B
Guillen DH
Raburn LF
Inge 3B
Laird C
Everett SS

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.


  1. Will Anderson make it through waivers?

  2. I mean he should right? His BA sucks, but is there an awful team out there that might need him as a 4th OF?

  3. KB, I think he will make it through waivers. Teams do like speedy players so there is a chance someone might grab him but he's been so bad this year, I would guess not.




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