Friday, May 28, 2010

Guillen Up, Worth Down

The Tigers have recalled Carlos Guillen from Toledo and optioned Danny Worth to the same club this afternoon.  After spending time on the disabled list due to an injured left hamstring, Guillen went 6 for 18 with four extra base hits in six games for the MudHens.  He will be the starting second baseman and bat sixth tonight versus the Athletics.  Red hot Brennan Boesch remains in the number five slot behind Miguel Cabrera  Here is the line-up:

Jackson CF
Damon DH
Ordonez RF
Cabrera 1B
Boesch LF
Guillen 2B
Inge 3B
Avila C
Everett SS.

There was some question as to whether they would keep Danny Worth over Don Kelly.  With the brittle Guillen at second base, it made some sense to have an extra middle infielder who can play excellent defense.  However, the Tigers apparently decided that having an extra outfielder in Kelly was more valuable.  There is also the matter of making sure that the younger Worth gets regular playing time in Toledo.

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