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Do you know about the plan? Good, because the plan has changed.
Eddie Bonine will now start on Wednesday in place of Armando Galarraga, who was going to start in place of Nate Robertson. That rotation spot is now Bonine’s for the next three weeks. Barring more injuries — and that’s certainly possible — Galarraga and Robertson will pitch out of the bullpen.
Washburn is still starting.
It isn't quite written in ink yet, but Jarrod Washburn and Armando Galarraga appear set to go for the Tigers Tuesday and Wednesday against the Royals. Washburn, whose left knee continues to be a concern, said he's going. Galarraga is playing catch today to see how he feels. Bonine is the second option, and he said he hasn't been told anything about holding back in the bullpen or stretching out.
ST. PETERSBURG – After Sunday’s come-from-behind 5-3 win,
Jim Leyland’s starting rotation shrunk from six to five.
Coming off a Saturday outing when he gave up six runs in
just 2 1/3 innings of work, the Tigers’ skipper announced that Armando
Galarraga was going to be used out of the bullpen and Nate Robertson would continue
to be a starter.
Sunday starter Edwin Jackson will be given an extra day of
rest and start on Saturday, and Robertson will go in the series opener against
the Blue Jays on Friday.
How long Robertson will go on as the starter is still
unknown, but Leyland isn’t looking at it as a one-shot deal.
“I am thinking Galarraga is out of the rotation and maybe
Nate can go on,” Leyland said. “I’m hoping [Robertson is] pretty fresh, and
that can be big for us. But I’m not going to start Galarraga at this time.”
Galarraga, battling some right elbow inflammation, was
originally slated to start for Triple-A Toledo on Friday but started in the big
leagues on Saturday so Jarrod Washburn could rest his balky left knee.
Leyland said prior to Sunday’s game that he didn’t think
anything was physically wrong with Galarraga, but after he gave up four hits
and three walks and threw 54 pitches before even getting out of the third, he
knew it was time to make a change.
“I just don’t think things are totally right,” Leyland said.
“At this juncture, I’m not planning on starting him – at this juncture. But
saying that, maybe a little more rest, we can tinker around in the bullpen a
little bit there, depending on Washburn. We’ve still got some things up in the
air, so I can’t set anything in stone, but my intention right now is not to
– Alden Gonzalez
ST. PETERSBURG — By winning the first two games of this series, the Tigers moved to 4-2 against the Rays this season, which guarantees they’d win a season series against them for the first time since 2006.
ST. PETERSBURG — Tigers manager Jim Leyland has spent the last couple of days visiting Rays senior advisor and old friend Don Zimmer in the hospital, as he recovers from four-hour back surgery he had on Wednesday. Leyland said Zimmer is doing better. How does he know this? “He’s still grumpy,” joked Leyland, who shared an assortment of Zimmer stories before Saturday’s game.
ST. PETERSBURG — The Tigers and Rays went into the series opener with identical records, but while Tampa Bay looks like a playoff longshot at this point, Detroit is almost on cruise control for another postseason berth.
ST. PETERSBURG — The Tigers made Armando Galarraga’s addition to the active roster official on Saturday, recalling him from Triple-A Toledo so he can start later tonight. Along with Galarraga, the club called up Don Kelly from the Mud Hens.
After Jarrod Washburn and Jim Leyland met to discuss his achy left knee, they agreed to have him skip a start. It isn’t going to be a cure for his knee, they both agreed, but Washburn said it helped him when they skipped him a turn in Seattle back in May.
“I got skipped once earlier in Seattle, and it quieted it down a little bit, so that the pain level was tolerable,” Washburn said. “So we decided to give it another try.”
It didn’t make the problem go away, Washburn said, but it made the pain more tolerable.
“Any doctor that’s seen it told me there’s probably some cartilage damage in there,” Washburn said, “so it’s probably not going to go away.”
So he’s scheduled to skip Saturday and start instead next Thursday, Sept. 10 at Kansas City. Washburn also took an anti-inflammatory shot in the knee Wednesday.
Taking his place Saturday will be Armando Galarraga, who was originally scheduled to make a start Friday for Triple-A Toledo. He’ll instead be recalled Saturday.
Nate Robertson is returning to the Detroit Tigers to start. Armando Galarraga is heading to Triple-A Toledo to basically recuperate.
The Tigers announced Wednesday that they’ve optioned Galarraga to the Mud Hens for what is expected to be a 10-day stay, the minimum required for a player optioned out unless he replaces an injured player. The right-hander was scratched from his scheduled start for Detroit Friday with inflammation in his throwing elbow.
Taking his place while he’s out will be Robertson, who will make his first Major League start in
over almost a full year. The veteran left-hander, who spent the first half of the season in the Tigers bullpen before going on the DL for surgery to remove tissue masses from his left elbow.
Robertson will be activated from the disabled list and start against the Rays on Saturday. Rookie Rick Porcello, who was originally scheduled to pitch Saturday, will be moved up to pitch in Galarraga’s old spot Friday.
Galarraga’s inflammation is not expected to be serious. Since rosters will have been expanded beyond 25 players by the time he’s eligible to be recalled, the Tigers won’t need to make a return move to make room for him when he’s ready. If it works out as planned, it’ll be a shorter absence than if the Tigers had placed him on the DL.
Just talked with Armando Galarraga. He still isn’t back to full strength quite yet, having gone a couple days without being able to eat, but he’s healthy and has enough energy to pitch.
“I don’t expect to go out there and throw nine innings,” he said. “But if I can throw six good things, I’ll be OK.”
Galarraga has thrown side sessions the past two days and felt fine. Manager Jim Leyland said they expect him to go, and both Zach Miner and Eddie Bonine said they’ve been told they’re working out of the bullpen.