June 6th, 2008

New faces, but similar lineup

If you were looking for a lot of changes in the lineup today with all the roster changes, keep looking. Jim Leyland said he plans on starting Brent Clevlen in LF for the next three days, but not until tomorrow — when the Indians have three straight lefties going. Michael Hollimon will pretty much assume Ramon Santiago’s old role as utility infielder, which probably means not a whole lot of playing time — though with 13 games over the next 13 days, one could imagine him getting a few games to give Edgar Renteria and Placido Polanco some rest.

The one interesting change is the second day of Guillen-Inge switch. Guillen makes the start in LF, while Inge returns at 3B. He had his left oblique wrapped to protect it, but he’s healthy enough to play.

TIGERS (24-35)

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

INDIANS (27-33)

  1. Grady Sizemore, CF
  2. Ben Francisco, LF
  3. Victor Martinez, C
  4. Ryan Garko, 1B
  5. Jhonny Peralta, SS
  6. David Dellucci, DH
  7. Casey Blake, 3B
  8. Franklin Gutierrez, RF
  9. Asdrubal Cabrera, 2B

Bunch of moves

As expected, Ramon Santiago goes on the 15-day DL with a separated left shoulder. The Tigers purchase Michael Hollimon’s contract from Triple-A Toledo to take his place.

Also as expected, Denny Bautista is recalled from his rehab assignment and activated from the DL. He’s been out since May 3. He fills the spot of Aquilino Lopez, who was placed on the bereavement list.

Finally, Clete Thomas was placed on the 15-day DL retroactive to Wednesday with a sprained right ankle. Brent Clevlen has been recalled from Toledo.

No word on the rotation yet.

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