On April 22, Carlos Guillen was placed on the disabled list with a hamstring injury. Guillen’s injury has forced Magglio Ordonez to play more.
Brennan Boesch has seen some more playing time lately. When Guillen returns, Boesch may be the odd man out.
Austin Jackson is April’s American League Rookie of the Month. His recent performances have helped the Tigers maintain second place in the AL Central.
The acquisition of Johnny Damon during the off-season has paid off already. Damon started out slow but has found his swing, despite battling through a calf injury.
30/107, 19 R, 4 HR, 10 XBH, 20 RBI, 17 BB, 1 SB, .280 AVG
45/122, 23 R, 1 HR, 12 XBH, 9 RBI, 11 BB, 5 SB, .369 AVG
32/107, 21 R, 1 HR, 12 XBH, 14 RBI, 8 BB, 1 SB, .308 AVG