Francis Beltran was designated for assignment to make room for Chris Lambert on the 25-man roster. If Beltran clears waivers, he has the option to accept or decline a Minor League assignment. He is not sure which route he would choose on that.
Carlos Guillen is still listed as day-to-day with lower back spasms, but manager Jim Leyland said after the game that they could sit him a few days since it’s a recurrence.
“I suspect we’re going to have to take a look at that,” Leyland said, though he cautioned that didn’t mean it would necessitate a DL stint.
Nothing new on Thames. He’s day-to-day with a cramp in his left cramp.
As for why there was no sacrifice bunt or ground ball to the right side from Polanco with two on and nobody out in the third, it’s not a move that Leyland likes to do early in games, especially games where it looks like scoring won’t be low.
“Obviously, Polly’s been one of our hottest hitters and one of our best hitters,” Leyland said. “It’s pretty early to think about moving the runners over. You almost figure there were going to be runs scored on both sides tonight.”