August 27th, 2007

Sheff to DL

In case you hadn’t heard it, Sheff’s on the DL retroactive to Aug. 22, meaning he won’t be eligible to come back until Sept. 6. Timo Perez has been recalled from Triple-A Toledo to take his roster spot. This isn’t a step the Tigers anticipated they’d have to make — for some reason, they kept saying Sheffield was day-to-day — so they’re scrambling to see if there’s anybody on the trade market. But as Jim Leyland said, "Babe Ruth doesn’t clear waivers."