Update: Second baseman Carlos Guillen and relief pitcher Al Alburquerque were added from the disabled list after Friday's game. Infielder Danny Worth and relief pitcher Ryan Perry were optioned to the Mud Hens.
The Toledo Blade's fine Mud Hens' beat writer John Wagner reported on his live blog Coop Scoop today that Carlos Guillen was making his last rehab start with the organization's Triple-A club. He did not know if Detroit would make an announcement tonight, Saturday, or when, but he felt like it would be made soon. He guessed an infielder would be sent to Detroit to make room. (Danny Worth maybe, until Detroit needs a fifth stater next week?)
Guillen went 1-for-3 with a double today before being ejected from the game for glaring about a called strike. If his time with the Hens is indeed over, he finished with a .316 batting average and an OPS in the mid-800s (847 entering tonight).
Guilen did have one hiccup tonight. After a wild pitched was bounced into Scranton/Wilkes-Barre catcher Jesus Montero, Guillen made a move for second. Sliding into the base, he was hit on the knee with the ball when no defenders made it to the base in time to make the play, Wagner reported. Guillen stayed in the game after it, played defense fine, and later doubled. Wagner believes it was the left knee -- the same one that Guillen had micro-fracture surgery on last September.
When healthy, Guillen is obviously an upgrade at second base. How long he stays healthy is the question -- just as it always was with Joel Zumaya, unfortunately.