August 12th, 2013

Monday’s lineups: Tigers at White Sox

Omar Infante is back in the Tigers lineup, having been activated from the DL this afternoon.He did not hit particularly well on his rehab assignment at Toledo, but Yankees pitching made it clear Hernan Perez was overmatched in the big leagues at this point, at least as a hitter. Interesting, though, that Perez was optioned back to Triple-A Toledo rather than Double-A Erie, where he was “optioned” last weekend until Jhonny Peralta was suspended.

Infante bats seventh, meaning Jose Iglesias keeps the ninth spot, where Jim Leyland likes to stash his “second lead off hitter” normally.

On the White Sox side, former Tiger Avisail Garcia is in the starting lineup, batting sixth and playing right field. Considering how much time Tom Brookens spent working with Garcia on his throws home, I would be surprised if he sent anyone home aggressively on a base hit or fly ball to right.


1. Austin Jackson, cf
2. Torii Hunter, rf
3. Miguel Cabrera, 3b
4. Prince Fielder, 1b
5. Victor Martinez, dh
6. Matt Tuiasosopo, lf
7. Omar Infante, 2b
8. Brayan Pena, c
9. Jose Iglesias, ss
P: Doug Fister


1. Alejandro De Aza, lf
2. Gordon Beckham, 2b
3. Alexei Ramirez, ss
4. Adam Dunn, dh
5. Paul Konerko, 1b
6. Avisail Garcia, rf
7. Jeff Keppinger, 3b
8. Jordan Danks, cf
9. Josh Phegley, c
P: Chris Sale