Thames to DL, Raburn called up
Dave Dombrowski announced immediately after the game that Marcus Thames is going onto the DL. He pulled a muscle around his rib cage doing extra hitting before the game tonight and wasn’t available. That’s why Adam Everett was pinch-hitting in the 9th. Ryan Raburn is being recalled from Toledo and will be available Wednesday.
Thames said after the game that he took a swing during early BP when he felt something pop. It’s different than the abdominal muscle that he pulled in Spring Training, because this latest injury is higher up along his left side.
“I knew it was something that couldn’t be good,” Thames said, “because it took the breath away from me a little bit.”
He and the Tigers were awaiting results of an MRI exam to confirm the
severity of the injury, whether it’s a pulled muscle or something worse, and what kind of timetable Thames is looking at for a recovery. Whatever it is, Thames was clearly frustrated after the game, because he was working hard to try to get his swing going.
“It is what it is,” Thames said. “I can’t control it. It’s tough luck right now for me. It hasn’t been a good last two months for me.”