Guillen sore, but should be fine after double play
Carlos Guillen said after his collision on Monday’s game-ending double play that his left knee was “a little sore, but it’ll be fine.”
He didn’t say anything about playing Tuesday, saying he would need to see how it feels when he comes in Tuesday afternoon.
He had no issue with the slide from Yankees speedster Brett Gardner, nor did Tigers manager Jim Leyland. He anticipated a play, which is why he released the ball so quickly. Still, he was able to make an accurate throw even as Gardner collided with his left leg while he was still in his throwing motion.
“I have to make that play,” Guillen said. “I have to stay in as long as I can and make a good throw.”
His teammates were glad he did.
“I say thank God for getting the double play,” closer Jose Valverde said.