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Carlos Guillen back from disabled list and moving to second base

May 28, 2010, 3:45 PM EDT

Carlos Guillen is back from the disabled list after going 6-for-18 (.333) with one homer and three doubles during a five-game rehab assignment at Triple-A.
Guillen hit .311 with an .834 OPS before landing on the DL with a strained hamstring on April 23, so the Tigers’ lineup will get a nice boost from his bat. His impact defensively could be another story, as Guillen is slated to be the primary second baseman despite not playing the position regularly since way back in … well, actually he’s never been a regular second baseman, starting just 12 games there during his 13-year career.
In fact, Guillen hasn’t played a single inning at second base since he was a 23-year-old rookie in 1999. Guillen does have tons of experience at shortstop and third base, but hasn’t played either position since 2008 and is now a 34-year-old with leg problems.
However, with Brennan Boesch playing too well to bench in left field and Opening Day second baseman Scott Sizemore demoted to Triple-A, the Tigers are willing to take a chance on his defense being palatable enough to live with in the short term.

  1. Spice - May 28, 2010 at 6:54 PM

    Can we say it now? Cashman had a terrible off-season. Randy Winn: DFA, Nick Johnson: Can’t hit and can’t stay healthy, Granderson, season long slump followed by injury, Javier Vazquez: can’t get American League hitters out.
    Sigh

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