Matt Treanor came to Detroit known for three things, whose importance tended to be listed in this order.
- He's married to beach volleyballer Misty May-Treanor
- He plays good defense, making up for the lack of bat. But no one expects the backup catcher to be a hitter anyway.
- He frequently caught Dontrelle Willis, so maybe this would help D-Train get untracked.
But after having surgery on his hip -- which unexpectedly apparently turned out to be season-ending as. MLB.com's Jason Beck reports -- he risks being known for a fourth thing: fnishing his season (or Tigers' career, as he was under a one-year contract) with a .000 batting line. He finished the season 0-for-13 with a walk. Oh, and he caught Rick Porcello's major league debut.
Dane Sardinha was called up from Triple-A Toledo last week and may end up spending the rest of the season in Detroit. He, too, may as well not bring a bat to the plate, but is known for working with pitchers well and occassionally throwing some runners out.