Brandon Inge doesn't want to hear this talk of Aubrey Huff playing some third base. And if he has to do weird things like getting glucose injected into his knee in an attempt to stimulate healing, well, that's how serious he is about this.
Although when Inge had trouble legging out that double play in the fourth inning of last night's game, he looked like a guy that needs to rest that knee once or twice a week.
At Roar of the Tigers, Samara tries to look at the bright side of that 3-1 loss to the Mariners, creating a gift for Justin Verlander to pass along to Russell Branyan, who went 0-for-4 with four strikeouts. (Even Curtis Granderson is shaking his head at that one.)
Should we expect a roster move to be made after this afternoon's game? Jim Leyland says he doesn't want to take a six-man bullpen to the west coast for the Tigers' six-game road trip. So here we go again: Who's going to be squeezed out for that extra pitcher? Clete Thomas or Ryan Raburn?
This just hasn't been a good year for Dontrelle Willis. His rehab start for Triple-A Toledo lasted less than two innings, after Willis had to leave the game with an injury. Reports seem to indicate his right knee was giving him problems. But remember, he was plagued by a sore hip earlier in the week.
Take 75 North tries to determine which level Daniel Fields will play in the Tigers' minor league system next year. But given the organization's thin history of drafting high school infielders, there's not much precedent to point to. His development as a shortstop will likely determine his assignment.
Bill Hall will play in Detroit, after all! However, it will be in a Seattle Mariners uniform. Hall gives the Mariners a much needed fill-in for Adrian Beltre (whose "swelling has yet to go down," and I think most everyone knows where that is by now). Should we expect Hall to start at third base, with Jack Hannahan moving to shortstop, today?
EDIT: It doesn't sound like Don Wakamatsu plans to play Hall today.