Massively overshadowed by Gary Sheffield's release this morning were four other roster moves the Detroit Tigers made. Jeremy Bonderman, who yesterday admitted that he was weeks away from joining the starting rotation, was placed on the 15-day disabled list with a sore shoulder. The move is retroactive to March 30, which means Bondo could rejoin the Tigers on April 14.
Clete Thomas, who had to be thrilled about that Josh Anderson deal yesterday, was optioned to Triple-A Toledo, where he'll likely start in centerfield. The Cult of Clete understands, but is rightfully disappointed.
Also assigned to minor league camp were infielder Will Rhymes and outfielder Timo Perez. Both of them will probably join Thomas on the Mud Hens' roster to begin the season.
Which of those three do you think we'll be seeing in Detroit the soonest? I wonder if it might be Rhymes...