Cameron Maybin will be in New York tonight with the big league club.
Now, the club has decided to call Maybin up to the big leagues. An announcement is expected today, although it's not clear what the roster move will be.
Maybin, 20, has already arrived in New York, and will be in uniform at Yankee Stadium tonight.
Link (HT to Billfer)
More to come as it unfolds...obviously someone had to be removed from the 25-man. Monroe? Thames?
As mentioned in the comments section, Danny Knobler has given us the details of the day. Craig Monroe has been DFA'd to make room for Maybin, and Infante was optioned to Toledo in favor of Ramon Santiago.
The Tigers are making a series of roster moves today, and the biggest is to promote the 20-year-old Maybin, the organization's top prospect and one of the best in baseball, from Double-A Erie. Maybin takes the spot of Monroe, who has been designated for assignment. The Tigers have 10 days to trade or release Monroe. In the other move today, the Tigers have optioned Omar Infante to Triple-A Toledo, replacing him with Ramon Santiago. This gives the Tigers more of a true backup shortstop, which is important because of Carlos Guillen's continuing leg problems.And Kurt is correct. The big news always happens when Ian is away.