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Marcus Thames’ Tigers tenure is likely over. The team removed him from the 40-man roster Friday, the first step towards making the slugging outfielder a free agent.
The move was part of the Tigers’ maneuverings to prepare their 40-man roster. Catcher Matt Treanor also was taken off the roster and will become a free agent.
The moves free up spots for Reliever Joel Zumaya and infielder Jeff Larish both of whom were reinstated from the 60-day disabled list as required.
Infield prospect Michael Hollimon also was taken off the DL, but he was outrighted to Triple-A Toledo. Pitching prospect Jay Sborz, who would’ve been a minor league free agent, was added to the 40-man roster.
Thames was eligible for arbitration and was thus expected to be non-tendered this offseason. From that standpoint, Friday’s move makes him a free agent sooner than he would’ve been had the Tigers waited until the December deadline to offer a contract. Nonetheless, it likely ends a career that included several big home runs and torrid stretches in the Tigers lineup, though never culminating in the everyday role he would’ve liked.
Just got done talking with Matt Treanor, who’s back in the Tiger clubhouse but moving around on crutches after his hip surgery last Thursday. He said the likelihood that he’ll miss the season is news to him.
“I’m going to go about it as if I have an opportunity to play again this season,” Treanor said.
Treanor said he talked after the surgery with the specialist, Dr. Bryan Kelly. He’s going to get some opinions on the timetable coming up. If it sounds certain that he’ll miss the season, he’ll probably go home to rehab, but that he’d like to stick around Detroit when the team’s in town if he has a shot at a comeback.
As far as the lineup goes, it’s pretty much the same as Sunday except that Laird is back in the lineup and batting sixth.
- Granderson, CF
- Polanco, 2B
- Ordonez, RF
- Cabrera, 1B
- Guillen, LF
- Laird, C
- Inge, 3B
- Raburn, DH
- Everett, SS
P: Edwin Jackson
- Denard Span, CF
- Alexi Casilla, 2B
- Joe Mauer, C
- Justin Morneau, 1B
- Jason Kubel, DH
- Joe Crede, 3B
- Michael Cuddyer, RF
- Delmon Young, LF
- Nick Punto, SS
P: Francisco Liriano
Catcher Matt Treanor underwent right hip surgery as expected on Thursday, a procedure that is now expected to cost him the rest of the season according to the team.
Dr. Bryan Kelly performed the operation at the Center for Special Surgery in New York, removing a bone spur that was causing him inflammation. Treanor indicated earlier in the week that he hoped to be back in two to three months, but the surgery was apparently a little more extensive.
If this is it, Treanor’s season ends with an 0-for-13 line at the plate in four games. He was also the catcher for Rick Porcello’s Major League debut. The Tigers signed the 33-year-old to a one-year, $750,000 contract in December after the Marlins non-tendered him.
At this point, the loss is not expected to change the Tigers’ plans at the backup catcher spot, where veteran Minor Leaguer Dane Sardinha has taken Treanor’s place. Sardinha will never be known for his offense, but he has earned a reputation for working well with pitchers.
Talked this morning with catcher Matt Treanor, who is under orders to rest for the next few days. His body is still recovering from sports hernia surgery, which is why he did not make the trip to Jupiter. Dane Sardinha is starting at catcher.
Here are the lineups for the latest tilt against the Yankees, who sent several regulars on the short trip from Tampa …
- Inge, 3B
- Polanco, 2B
- Sheffield, DH
- Hessman, 1B
- Raburn, RF
- Clevlen, CF
- Ramirez, LF
- Sardinha, C
- Everett, SS
PITCHING: Verlander, Rincon, Williamson, Rodney
- Melky Cabrera, CF
- Johnny Damon, LF
- Mark Teixeira, 1B
- Jorge Posada, DH
- Nick Swisher, RF
- Cody Ransom, 3B
- Angel Berroa, 2B
- Ramiro Pena, SS
- Kevin Cash, C
PITCHING: CC Sabathia, Alfredo Aceves, Brian Bruney, Jose Veras, Mark Melancon, Steven Jackson
JUPITER, Fla. — Here are some quick pregame notes that came out before the Tigers-Cardinals game at Roger Dean Stadium:
and that’s about it. But other than that, I don’t know anything about that. … We’re going to take it slow [with Treanor].”