June 2nd, 2008

Inge hobbled, Guillen at third

The debate over when to play Carlos Guillen in left field and Brandon Inge at third base is on hold for now, because Inge is dealing with a left oblique strain he suffered on a checked swing Sunday. He’s day-to-day for now, but that ensures Guillen at third. That doesn’t, however, put Marcus Thames in left, because Clete Thomas is there tonight. Leyland said Thames will be in there on Tuesday.

UPDATE @ 8:30pm ET: Inge is taking ground balls at third base right now and moving around well, so the injury appears to be minor.

TIGERS (24-32)

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

A’s (30-27)

  1. Jack Hannahan, 3B
  2. Bobby Crosby, SS
  3. Jack Cust, DH
  4. Emil Brown, LF
  5. Mark Ellis, 2B
  6. Carlos Gonzalez, CF
  7. Travis Buck, RF
  8. Daric Barton, 1B
  9. Kurt Suzuki, C

You already have the news on Zumaya and Rodney and their rehab assignments. As for other injured Tigers, Denny Bautista is slated to throw back-to-back outings of one inning each. Vance Wilson, meanwhile, is slated to return to the Tigers when they return home, but he won’t be activated. His rehab is on hold right now after his setback from a week and a half ago, so they’re going to bring him back to Detroit and check out where his progress stands.