August 14th, 2007

Flu-like bug spreads

The virus that left Justin Verlander ailing on Sunday has apparently spread to Placido Polanco and Craig Monroe. Both were clearly looking under the weather Tuesday, and neither is expected to be available tonight. Plus, with Carlos Guillen dealing with his sore knees, the lineup is pretty well shuffled for C.C. Sabathia. Guillen’s at first base, Ryan Raburn at second, Omar Infante at short and Marcus Thames in left.

Jair Jurrjens is here, though he can’t be in the dugout during the game unless he’s on the roster. He’ll watch somewhere, then get ready to take in Wednesday’s game from the mound. The game will be broadcast over the air in his native Curacao, so it’s an even bigger deal for him back home.