April 14th, 2008

Rodney to see Dr. Andrews

He was slated to throw another bullpen session today, but apparently things didn’t go well. Rodney will travel to Birmingham and see noted specialist Dr. James Andrews on Wednesday.

Monday: Tigers vs. Twins

Both Polanco and Guillen are back in the lineup, while Brandon Inge gets the day off after playing a game each at center field, third base and catcher over the weekend.

The Tigers lineup:

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

The Twins loaded up on left-handed batters, which should be a very good test for Bonderman and his ability to throw the changeup. If he can’t spot it, he’ll have a very hard time winning:

  1. Carlos Gomez, CF
  2. Denard Span, RF
  3. Joe Mauer, C
  4. Justin Morneau, 1B
  5. Delmon Young, LF
  6. Jason Kubel, DH
  7. Brendan Harris, 2B
  8. Mike Lamb, 3B
  9. Adam Everett, SS

Miguel Cabrera was doing some early work this afternoon with hitting coach Lloyd McClendon, and he got a talk from manager Jim Leyland, too. The message was to simply be himself and play his game, not try to put everything on his shoulder (as it sounded like he might be doing from his postgame quotes Sunday).