UPDATE (12:45 p.m.): Lynn Henning reports that Treanor will be out for two months, as he'll have to once again undergo surgery to correct his sports hernia. (Two months is a minimum estimate, by the way.)
The Toledo Blade is reporting that the Detroit Tigers have called up catcher Dane Sardinha from Triple-A, and that would seem to indicate that Matt Treanor is headed to the disabled list. (Hat tip to the Freep's Jon Paul Morosi.)
Treanor hasn't looked very good so far this year, failing to get a hit in his 14 plate appearances. He's also looked shaky on defense, often throwing poorly to second base, which is supposed to be his strength.
Signed to a one-year contract this offseason, Treanor struggled with a groin injury throughout Spring Training, as he recovered from offseason surgery for a sports hernia, and that's seemed to stay with him into the early regular season.
Last year, Sardinha hit .159/.229/.205 (including one spectacular, improbable triple) in 17 games (49 PAs) with the Tigers. The knock against him has always been his bat, but he's good for dependable defense. In five games with the Mud Hens this year, Sardinha posted a .231/.333/.308 average in 15 plate appearances.