May 25th, 2009

Guillen has shoulder re-examined

The Tigers and Carlos Guillen are awaiting test results from another examination on his ailing right shoulder, which they hope provides some insight as to why his progress has been so slow.

Guillen, currently on the 15-day DL with right shoulder inflammation, said he visited a specialist last week during the Tigers’ just-completed homestand. They’re expecting to get results Tuesday. For now, though he’s working out, he still has soreness in his shoulder when he tries to swing.

“We’ll know more tomorrow,” manager Jim Leyland said Monday morning, “but I don’t think he’s doing good.”

Magglio back in third spot

After Jim Leyland talked Sunday about how the veteran hitters need to start producing for the Tigers to break out of this offense skid, those veteran hitters are back in the key spots in the order. Magglio Ordonez is batting third and playing right field. Curtis Granderson is leading off.


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

P: Justin Verlander


  1. Coco Crisp, CF
  2. David DeJesus, LF
  3. Billy Butler, 1B
  4. Jose Guillen, RF
  5. Mike Jacobs, DH
  6. Mark Teahen, 3B
  7. Alberto Callaspo, 2B
  8. John Buck, C
  9. Willie Bloomquist, SS

P: Gil Meche