September 25th, 2009

Seay out through weekend

UPDATE POSTGAME: Seay was at the park Friday night. He said after the game that he’s “shooting for Monday” as far as when he wants to be back and ready. He’ll try to work out Saturday.

Bobby Seay will be out through the weekend series against the White Sox with what the club is calling a mild strain of his minor pectoral muscle. He underwent an MRI today in Detroit which showed no major damage.

Friday: Tigers at White Sox

Jim Leyland talked earlier this week about playing Alex Avila at some point this weekend in Chicago, and he seemed to be leaning towards doing it with Eddie Bonine pitching, since they worked with each other at Triple-A Toledo. As expected, Avila is catching Bonine. I would expect Laird will catch Saturday and Sunday for Nate Robertson and Edwin Jackson.

Placido Polanco is the only Tiger who has hit Peavy well (5-for-10) over his career, so matchups aren’t coming into play here. Miguel Cabrera is 2-for-17 against him.


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

P: Eddie Bonine


  1. Scott Podsednik, LF
  2. Gordon Beckham, 3B
  3. A.J. Pierzynski, C
  4. Paul Konerko, 1B
  5. Alexei Ramirez, SS
  6. Jermaine Dye, RF
  7. Carlos Quentin, DH
  8. Chris Getz, 2B
  9. Alex Rios, CF

P: Jake Peavy

Tigers add Rapada to active roster

No word yet on Bobby Seay, and we probably won’t have any until the clubhouse opens up later today, but take this for what you will: Lefty reliever Clay Rapada, who spent almost the entire season at Triple-A Toledo, will join the team tonight in Chicago.

Rapada was not among the Tigers’ September call-ups despite posting a 2.76 ERA and 47 strikeouts over 45 2/3 innings with the Mud Hens, where the sidearming southpaw owned a 4-2 record. He made two appearances with the Tigers in late April and early May.

Rapada hasn’t pitched in a game since Sept. 4, so I don’t know when he would be game ready. He might only be here to be available in an emergency, since the Tigers were already short a reliever while Armando Galarraga tries to get back to relief ready. Or he  might be here in case the Tigers get some bad news on Seay.