No, this isn't a repost from back in July...though it could be.
Carlos Guillen made a spectacular turn on a game ending double play Monday night. But he came up limping after being taken out by the Yankees' Brett Gardner.
When Guillen wasn't in Tuesday's lineup...well, we all had a feeling the end result of the game clinching play wasn't going to end well.
Via the Tigers' official Twitter:
Guillen placed on 15-day DL with deep contusion in left knee retroactive to 8/17. Rhymes recalled from Triple A Toledo. #mlb
Will Rhymes, who played respectably when called up the last time Guillen's body broke down, replaces him on the 25 man roster. Say what you will about Rhymes (career minor leaguer, he's shorter than Gary Coleman, a Leyland kind of player...for better or worse), at least he stays healthy.
On my time spent on this planet Earth, I've learned there are three certainties in life: Death, taxes, and Carlos Guillen spending a significant amount of time on the DL. Old joke, but it still fits...and always will.
I like Carlos Guillen as much as the next guy, and he's been a very good Tiger, both on the field and off. But if the Tigers can't use Guillen strictly as a DH or depend upon him to stay healthy for more than a few weeks at a time...Maybe it's the frustration talking, but let's just say the Tigers may need to explore other options...even if it means eating $13M.
But what good is Guillen to the Tigers when he's on the DL more often than...Hell, there's no one on the DL more often than Guillen.
Which is why my patience with him has run out.