If you had "August 14" and "sore wrist" in the Carlos Guillen disabled list betting pool, congratulations.
OK, maybe that's a little mean. But the chances of Guillen making it through even half a season without getting hurt yet again seemed pretty slim, based on his injury history.
Guillen lived up to that reputation as the Detroit Tigers placed him on the 15-day disabled list Sunday morning with a sore wrist. (The move is retroactive to August 13.) To replace him on the roster, second baseman Will Rhymes was recalled from Class AAA Toledo.
Batting 3-for-32 in August (.094) probably indicated that something was wrong with Guillen. Either that, or he was mired in a horrible slump. The skid had dropped his batting average to a season-low .207.
Rhymes has played well overall in Toledo since being sent down in early May. He was batting .303/.373/.398 with three home runs, 23 RBIs and 12 stolen bases in 89 games (347 at-bats) with the Mud Hens.
The Tigers aren't getting him on a hot streak, however. In his last 10 games, Rhymes is hitting .162 (6-for-37). That makes it likely that Ryan Raburn will once again be the Tigers' starting second baseman in Guillen's absence.