Seay to be examined Friday
The damage to Bobby Seay might’ve been more than just a couple hits. Manager Jim Leyland said they’ll have the lefty specialist checked out by a doctor after he complained of discomfort. Leyland referred to the collarbone. Seay didn’t know for sure, and didn’t want to comment until he was checked out, but he said in general that the problem was around the front of his shoulder.
Until they know the exact problem, there’s no telling how long Seay will be out. As the veteran left-hander in Detroit’s bullpen, he’s a huge loss, leaving rookie Fu-Te Ni as the only southpaw reliever. Ni has had his share of success against difficult left-handed hitters this season, and he could be called on for key situations this weekend.