Results tagged ‘ Ramon Santiago ’

Everett deal finally final

One year deal expected to be at $1 million plus incentives. I know it’s been discussed plenty since the news came out a week ago, but it pretty much sets the positional roster. Plus we’ll get a better idea how Everett and Santiago will mix.

Santiago update

Separated left shoulder. They’ll have it X-rayed in Detroit tomorrow to determine the extent, but it’s pretty much certain he’s headed for the disabled list. Though Santiago said it was feeling better Wednesday, it’s going to feel worse the next couple days.

As for the game, well, it sounds like a broken record.

“Our offense basically has stunk,” Jim Leyland said afterwards. “I’m not upset about it, but I’m befuddled by it. Our offense has stunk.”

Players hold pregame meeting

It’s very odd for players to meet prior to a day game after a night game (at least around the Tigers clubhouse, it is), but apparently it was a spur of the moment decision on the players’ part to bring everybody together as soon as the players on the later bus arrived at the park. There weren’t many details afterwards, but one player said the focus was to get guys to relax a little and do what they’re capable of instead of trying to be a superhero out there. It did not appear to be a tense meeting by any stretch, because the players were very loose and in a pretty good mood when the clubhouse opened up afterwards. But these guys have done a pretty good job of not carrying the previous day’s frustrations into the next day.

A couple lineup switches for the day game after the night game, but Leyland said those were more about getting Ramon Santiago and Brandon Inge a day in the lineup than giving Ivan Rodriguez and Edgar Renteria a day off. After all, they had back-to-back days off Sunday and Monday.

  1. Granderson, CF
  2. Polanco, 2B
  3. Guillen, 3B
  4. Ordonez, RF
  5. Cabrera, 1B
  6. Sheffield, DH
  7. Joyce, LF
  8. Inge, C
  9. Santiago, SS

The Royals give Alex Gordon, David DeJesus, Mark Grudzielanek and John Buck the day off, but Jose Guillen is still in there. Keep an eye on Alberto Callaspo, who made his name as a very exciting player on Miguel Cabrera’s winter ball team and in the Caribbean Series:

  1. Joey Gathright, CF
  2. Esteban German,3B
  3. Billy Butler, 1B
  4. Jose Guillen, DH
  5. Miguel Olivo, C
  6. Mark Teahen, RF
  7. Alberto Callaspo, 2B
  8. Ross Gload, LF
  9. T.J. Pena, SS

As a footnote, Jacque Jones passed through waivers and was released this afternoon. He’s now a free agent who can sign with any team he chooses who wants him, including the Florida Marlins.

Day off for Renteria

He gets a much-needed rest tonight with Ramon Santiago starting in his place. It’s something Jim Leyland says he might a little more often now to keep Renteria fresh. Gary Sheffield is off as scheduled, with Matt Joyce back in the field in left. Marcus Thames gets the first of what should be at least two straight games.

Here’s the Tigers lineup:

  1. Granderson, CF
  2. Polanco, 2B
  3. Guillen, 3B
  4. Ordonez, RF
  5. Cabrera, 1B
  6. Joyce, LF
  7. Thames, DH
  8. Inge, C
  9. Santiago, SS

For the Red Sox:

  1. Jacoby Ellsbury, LF
  2. Dustin Pedroia, 2B
  3. David Ortiz, DH
  4. Kevin Youkilis, 1B
  5. Mike Lowell, 3B
  6. J.D. Drew, RF
  7. Jason Varitek, C
  8. Coco Crisp, CF
  9. Julio Lugo, SS