Raburn to bereavement list, Worth called up

The Tigers have placed second baseman Ryan Raburn on Major League Baseball’s bereavement list, the team announced on Tuesday.

No further details were given on the situation with Raburn and his family. By rule, he will miss the next three days before he’s eligible to rejoin the team, and can miss up to seven games while on the bereavement list. Thus, the earliest Raburn can return is Friday’s series opener at Minnesota.

To take Raburn’s place on the roster, the Tigers recalled infielder Danny Worth, who was optioned to Triple-A Toledo last Wednesday to make room for an extra reliever while Jose Valverde was sidelined over the weekend with a lower back strain. Under normal circumstances, the Tigers would’ve had to wait 10 days to recall Worth, who has played in 12 games during two different stints on the club. He’s 3-for-17 at the plate so far this season.

The Tigers weren’t in a position to leave Raburn on the active roster and go a position player short. Between Worth’s subtraction for an extra reliever and Austin Jackson’s abdominal strain that sidelined him last weekend, the Tigers have spent the last four games with just two position players available on their bench, one of them being backup catcher Gerald Laird.

Jackson remains listed as day-to-day, though there’s hope that the rest over Monday’s off-day might make the difference to get him back on the field for tonight’s series opener against the Indians at Progressive Field.

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Just so people don’t think the Tigers are pulling a fast one, Raburn’s paternal grandmother Sally Ann Raburn died Sunday. You can find the obituary at legacy.com.

I’ve already seen comments suggesting that very thing on other sites. I hope to never read anything like that here.

Horrible thought for any Tiger fan to even suggest.

My condolences to the Raburn family.

I hear you on that one. I was hoping nobdy would make light of this situation.
And I don’t think the Tigers would pull a “fast one” using such a sensitive area.
I hope he will return hoe and find ,and give, some comfort there.

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TONIGHTs LINEup:
Jackson CF, Dirks LF, Cabrera 3B, Fielder 1B, Young DH, Boesch RF, Peralta SS, Avila C, Santiago 2B, (Porcello P)

great lineup IMO! Lets EAT EM UP!!!!

no jackson my bad

My condolences. I know i was very upset when i lost my paternal grandmother. Took 2yrs for me to even function normally. We were extremely close though. Hope ryan has a much easier time than i did.

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