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Carlos Guillen's Shoulder Doesn't Need Surgery

Jason Beck reports on his blog that Carlos Guillen had a third MRI exam on his shoulder yesterday in Detroit, which confirmed the earlier diagnosis that surgery wasn't necessary. Guillen underwent the third procedure - a contrast MRI, which incorporates dye - after his shoulder was examined Thursday in California.

Yet Guillen still isn't swinging a bat or throwing a baseball, so if he doesn't require surgery, what can the Tigers do differently to expedite his recovery? The team said he'll be put on "an aggressive rehab process," but didn't explain exactly what that means.

Before going on the disabled list, Guillen batted .200/.267/.244 with no home runs and six RBIs in 101 plate appearances. His 24 games have been split evenly between left field and designated hitter.