April 15th, 2009
They probably mentioned it on the broadcast already, but Ramon Santiago is starting his second straight game at shortstop because Adam Everett is sick. He has the same bug that knocked Gerald Laird out of play Monday, and he was feeling bad enough that Jim Leyland told him to stay home and not come to the ballpark.
There’s another motivation in keeping Everett home, of course, and that’s to try to contain whatever he has from spreading around the clubhouse. With a 10-day, three-city trip coming up, Leyland is clearly worried about the chance of more players coming down with it, especially when they’re all together on the plane tomorrow evening.