May 4th, 2009

Treanor to return this season?

Just got done talking with Matt Treanor, who’s back in the Tiger clubhouse but moving around on crutches after his hip surgery last Thursday. He said the likelihood that he’ll miss the season is news to him.

“I’m going to go about it as if I have an opportunity to play again this season,” Treanor said.

Treanor said he talked after the surgery with the specialist, Dr. Bryan Kelly. He’s going to get some opinions on the timetable coming up. If it sounds certain that he’ll miss the season, he’ll probably go home to rehab, but that he’d like to stick around Detroit when the team’s in town if he has a shot at a comeback.

As far as the lineup goes, it’s pretty much the same as Sunday except that Laird is back in the lineup and batting sixth.


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

P: Edwin Jackson


  1. Denard Span, CF
  2. Alexi Casilla, 2B
  3. Joe Mauer, C
  4. Justin Morneau, 1B
  5. Jason Kubel, DH
  6. Joe Crede, 3B
  7. Michael Cuddyer, RF
  8. Delmon Young, LF
  9. Nick Punto, SS

P: Francisco Liriano