April 13th, 2008

Sunday: Tigers at White Sox

Gary Sheffield is dealing with some shoulder soreness (actually, more than a little shoulder soreness, because he tore some scar tissue yesterday), but he said he’s fine to play. Placido Polanco gets a day off to rest some soreness in his sore right hip flexor. Carlos Guillen is out as expected to deal with the hamstring; no idea yet whether he could be back Monday. And, of course, Pudge finally gets a day off this season.

Yes, the Tigers are banged up right now.

“We’ve got a lot of issues,” manager Jim Leyland said. “We have to fight through it. We just haven’t been able to get in sync.”

Here’s the lineup:

  1. Thomas, CF
  2. Renteria, SS
  3. Sheffield, DH
  4. Ordonez, RF
  5. Cabrera, 3B
  6. Jones, LF
  7. Thames, 1B
  8. Inge, C
  9. Santiago, 2B

And for the White Sox:

  1. Nick Swisher, CF
  2. Orlando Cabrera, SS
  3. Jim Thome, DH
  4. Paul Konerko, 1B
  5. Jermaine Dye, RF
  6. A.J. Pierzynski, C
  7. Carlos Quentin, LF
  8. Joe Crede, 3B
  9. Juan Uribe, 2B