Guillen leaves rehab game with soreness

Tons of stuff going on tonight, including me flying out to LA for the upcoming series against the Angels. Catching up now while on wifi on the flight.

First, courtesy of John Wagner and his Coop Scoop blog for the Toledo Blade, comes an update on Carlos Guillen, who left Sunday night’s game for Triple-A Toledo after one at-bat. Doesn’t sound like a setback, but does sound like caution.

“He felt a little soreness, so we decided to take him out and nip it in the bud before anything worse happened,” Mud Hens manager Phil Nevin said. “He’s going to go with us to Indianapolis, and I expect he will be in the lineup [Monday].”

Keep in mind that, barring some craziness (and haven’t we seen enough of that this week), Guillen will probably be rehabbing with the Hens up until the All-Star break in a week. So missing a game doesn’t exactly set him a back much, if it all. If he misses multiple games, it’s something else.


We’ve seen this from Carlos before, When he Flubs up in a game a mysterious injury is always to blame. I got to see him strike out horrendously against easy AAA pitching last night. Looked amazingly familiar to a couple of years ago when he flopped in LF and has a mysterious shoulder injury the following day. The guy is getting paid either way i guess, BUT not going to be the answer at 2nd base with constant DL visitations.

Carlos Guillen’s career in Detroit is over. It is just a matter of whether or not it ends with an injury or the end of the season. To be real honest, at this point, it really doesn’t matter. If he is not healthy he is no asset at the plate, and even when healthy, his glove is a liability.

The only thing that surprises me is that it took this long into his rehab stint. Carlos is like a china doll: great looking player while he’s on the shelf, but once you play him he’s easily broken.

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