Following Friday night's loss to the Chicago White Sox, the Detroit Tigers made some changes to their roster. They sent both relief pitcher Ryan Perry and infielder Danny Worth to Triple-A Toledo, making room for second baseman Carlos Guillen and relief pitcher Al Alburquerque. Both Guillen and Alburquerque will be reinstated from the disabled list prior to Saturday's game.
Guillen will make his 2011 debut for the Tigers on Saturday. He has been trying to come back from a knee injury, and after spending the first half of the season rehabbing it, he is finally ready to return to the Tigers.
If he can stay healthy, the Tigers' hope is that Guillen will play well enough to become the every day starting second baseman. Of course, that's a big if considering how much bad luck Guillen seems to have with injuries, but if he can stay healthy, he can't be any worse than Ryan Raburn, right?
As for Alburquerque, he is returning to the Tigers after spending the last two weeks on the disabled list. He was dealing with some right elbow inflammation, but he is now apparently healthy and ready to return to the Tigers bullpen.