April 29th, 2008

Wilson dealing with foot injury

I saw a couple of you asked about Vance Wilson while I was off this weekend. His arm is progressing well, Jim Leyland said today, but now he’s dealing with foot problems. He has a case of plantar fasciitis, though I’m not sure on which foot.

“The arm’s much better,” Leyland said. “He can throw. He just can’t walk.”

Head athletic trainer Kevin Rand said that Wilson is still ongoing with his rehab program, and should be able to catch bullpen sessions again in a couple days. They were ready to have him DH in some extended spring games when the foot problems came about, so that would be the next step.

Tigers have everyday lineup, Yanks don't

For maybe the first time this season, the Tigers might actually be healthier than their opponent coming into a series. It’s Game No. 2 for Detroit’s everyday lineup, but it’s no A-Rod for the Yankees.


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

New York:

  1. Johnny Damon, CF
  2. Derek Jeter, SS
  3. Bobby Abreu, RF
  4. Hideki Matsui, LF
  5. Jason Giambi, DH
  6. Shelley Duncan, 1B
  7. Morgan Ensberg, 3B
  8. Robinson Cano, 2B
  9. Chris Stewart, C

On a side note for those of you who have been patient and kept posting through all the quirks of the new system, there should be some relief for you soon. Talking with one of the people who heads up the blogging efforts at the dot-com headquarters here in NY, he said they’ll be implementing some improvements to the system starting in the coming days. It’s going to be little by little, so don’t expect everything to change overnight. But it should start getting better for you.

Tigers to hold tryout camp June 16

The Tigers will hold an open tryout camp for players ages 16-25 at Class A West Michigan on Monday, June 16.

The tryout camp will be held at Fifth Third Field in Comstock Park, Mich., with no pre-registration or participation fees. Registration begins at 8 a.m., with the workout at 9 a.m. All the Tigers require is for interested players to bring their own glove and workout equipment. The Tigers will provide the wooden bats, helmets and baseballs.