August 26th, 2008

Guillen could be out a while

As it turned out, the news on Carlos Guillen sounded a little worse today than it did last night, at least from Guillen’s standpoint. He said he felt some discomfort and numbness going up and down his right leg, the same type thing he felt when he had a pinched nerve from back spasms last homestand, and that he’s hurting in both hamstrings. He felt fine over the weekend, but it apparently flared up Monday.

If Guillen’s out for a while, it’s uncertain what they could do. In theory, the Tigers could send Chris Lambert back to Toledo after his start tonight and call up an extra position player (Larish? Hessman?), push up the other starting pitchers and then call up Lambert when the spot comes back around Tuesday — the same day rosters expand. However, I don’t think that has been discussed.

Marcus Thames is fine, as his presence in the lineup suggests.

TIGERS (64-67)

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

INDIANS (63-67)

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