Guillen was struggling badly in August, batting 3-for-32. Though Rhymes has played well with Toledo overall, he's slumped recently, as well.
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.