June 25th, 2010

Perry headed to Toledo for rehab

Ryan Perry got the go-ahead from the Tigers to start his rehab assignment with Triple-A Toledo after throwing a second successful mound session Thursday. If all goes well, it could be a rather quick assignment.

Perry headed out after Thursday’s game to join the Tigers in Indianapolis. He’s scheduled to pitch one inning there Saturday night, then two innings Monday night, after which the Tigers will evaluate where he’s at. That doesn’t mean he’s coming up right after that, but it leaves open the possibility.

There’s no bigger-picture project for Perry on assignment, manager Jim Leyland said. He’s just there to build up his arm again and face hitters, not to adjust anything to make any tweaks. That, too, would suggest this should be a short assignment.

Friday: Tigers at Braves

The puzzle of squeezing four outfielders into three outfield spots is a little clearer now thanks to the way Brennan Boesch is hitting lately. Jim Leyland said today that Boesch will play all three games here against the Braves this weekend. Austin Jackson, Johnny Damon and Magglio Ordonez will catch three games each. Jackson is out tonight. Not sure which game Damon or Ordonez will have off, but the key point is that Boesch is playing all three.

“I just think I’d be pretty foolish to take him out right now,” Leyland said. “I try to make it common sense when it’s all said and done, and I thought this makes sense.”

But as he also pointed out, “Our club pays a pretty big price for Interleague on the road.”

TIGERS

  1. Damon, CF
  2. Santiago, SS
  3. Ordonez, RF
  4. Cabrera, 1B
  5. Boesch, LF
  6. Guillen, 2B
  7. Inge, 3B
  8. Avila, C
  9. Oliver, P

BRAVES

  1. Martin Prado, 2B
  2. Jason Heyward, RF
  3. Chipper Jones, 3B
  4. Troy Glaus, 1B
  5. Brian McCann, C
  6. Yunel Escobar, SS
  7. Omar Infante, LF
  8. Melky Cabrera, CF
  9. Kris Medlen, P
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