July 21st, 2007

Guillen, Granderson rest, Sheff in right

With no off day anytime soon and that long series in Chicago coming soon, Leyland is going to rest some guys. Curtis Granderson has the night off against Royals lefty Jorge De La Rosa, as does Carlos Guillen. Magglio Ordonez is getting kind of a break by DHing tonight, with Gary Sheffield in right. Craig Monroe is back in the lineup in left and batting fifth. Placido Polanco will have Sunday off.

  1. Raburn, CF
  2. Polanco, 2B
  3. Sheffield, RF
  4. Ordonez, DH
  5. Monroe, LF
  6. Rodriguez, C
  7. Casey, 1B
  8. Inge, 3B
  9. Guillen, SS

Only other news is that Joel Zumaya played catch today from 120 feet and came through fine.

I see the speculation has already started on here about who will be called up to start one of the games in Tuesday’s doubleheader. Leyland isn’t announcing his decision yet, but the best guess is Jordan Tata, whose turn in the rotation would fall on Tuesday. He has been pitching relatively well down there, though he was hit around a little his last time out. Virgil Vasquez starts Sunday for Toledo, and Yorman Bazardo goes Monday.