Anyone expecting to see Jeff Larish rejoin the Detroit Tigers next week when rosters expand is going to be disappointed. As was first reported in the Toledo Blade (and passed along by Jason Beck on his blog), Larish will undergo season-ending surgery on his right hand and wrist.
Larish had been struggling to play with an unspecified injury to that right wrist, and it showed in his numbers. In August, he batted .185/.353/.259. Over his last 10 games, his batting average was .139 (5-for-35) with no home runs or RBIs.
Those numbers weren't good enough to warrant a call-up to the majors, and Aubrey Huff gives the Tigers much of what Larish might have provided. But another left-handed bat with major league experience, along with time at first and third base could've been useful.
For the season with the Mud Hens, Larish finishes with a .265/.397/.412 batting line, along with six homers and 26 RBIs. He played 32 games with the Tigers this year, batting .216/.344/.446 with four homers and seven RBIs in 90 plate appearances. He was sent back down to Toledo in June when Marcus Thames recovered from his rib cage injury.