The Detroit Tigers will be without Ryan Raburn for the time being, as the team has placed him on the 15-day disabled list, according to Brian Britten on Twitter. The move is retroactive to Sept. 11, after Raburn struggled to keep sharp against the Chicago White Sox. He's been battling the right quadriceps strain for some time now, and was having trouble moving properly in that game.
His lack of full movement was most evident on the play in which Miguel Cabrera doubled and Raburn failed to score from first base. Raburn has had a very down year, and many Tigers fans have been calling for him to get benched. He's batting .171 and has only hit a single home run this season. On top of that, he's only got 12 RBIs, and that might be why he's placed on the DL.
Rosters are expanded in September, meaning that teams can have up to 40 active players. Detroit only has 31 presently active, so it's pretty clear that Raburn isn't in their immediate plans, and his time in Detroit might actually be up. It was already noted that he was likely to get less playing time going forward and there's no better way to affirm than then a stint on the disabled list.