Cameron Maybin has not played since facing the White Sox on Aug. 3. Today, Tigers manager Brad Ausmus announced the center fielder would be placed on the disabled list with a grade 2 strain of his thumb on Wednesday. He is available to pinch run tonight, however. If he does not play the move will likely be backdated to Aug. 4
“I kind of expected it,” Maybin said, via the Detroit News’ Chris McCosky. “It's been pretty painful. I'm going to get a second opinion to make sure it is what they say it is.”
Maybin told McCosky the pain was in two places, including the knuckle joint and by the base of the thumb by his forefinger. He could take batting practice but did not feel ready to test himself in a game.
In his place, Tyler Collins has started every game in center field, though Andrew Romine will be there against the Mariners tonight.
It’s unclear who the Tigers might call up in Maybin’s place, and beleaguered center fielder Anthony Gose remained in the lineup for the Double-A Erie SeaWolves.
Donn Roach claimed; Jeff Ferrell DFA’d
The Tigers earlier announced they had claimed RHP Donn Roach from the Seattle Mariners and optioned him to Triple-A Toledo. RHP Jeff Ferrell has been designated for assignment.
The 26-year-old Roach has played parts of three season in the major leagues, and had two strikes, two walks and five runs allowed in 5 1/3 innings with the Mariners this year. He is reportedly an extreme groundball pitcher.