April 27th, 2011

Guillen slowly progressing

Out of popular demand (in no small part on this blog), I checked around for an update on Carlos Guillen. Head athletic trainer Kevin Rand said today that Guillen is now back to running sprints and began hitting again this week. Unless something changes, he’ll resume more baseball-specific activities next week, including running bases.

Long story short: He still has some way to go before we can start talking about a rehab assignment, but he’s making progress in that direction.

Wednesday: Tigers vs. Mariners

If you’re detecting a pattern in the Tigers lineup against left-handed starters, you would be right. With the exception of Avila catching, it’s the same lineup that went up against Erik Bedard last Wednesday in Seattle. And it’s the exact same lineup that took its cuts against Mark Buehrle last Friday. The only different last Sunday against John Danks was Brandon Inge and Casper Wells being swapped in the batting order.


  1. Austin Jackson, CF
  2. Ryan Raburn, 2B
  3. Magglio Ordonez, DH
  4. Miguel Cabrera, 1B
  5. Jhonny Peralta, SS
  6. Brennan Boesch, LF
  7. Brandon Inge, 3B
  8. Alex Avila, C
  9. Casper Wells, RF

P: Justin Verlander


  1. Ichiro Suzuki, RF
  2. Chone Figgins, 3B
  3. Milton Bradley, LF
  4. Miguel Olivo, C
  5. Justin Smoak, 1B
  6. Jack Cust, DH
  7. Adam Kennedy, 2B
  8. Brendan Ryan, SS
  9. Michael Saunders, CF

P: Erik Bedard