Take the D-Train to Injury Town

The Detroit Tigers placed Dontrelle Willis on the 15-day disabled list Saturday after an MRI revealed a hyper extended right knee.

The newest lefty to the Tigers rotation hurt himself mid-delivery during the first inning of Friday night's game against the Chicago White Sox.

On the very first pitch to Orlando Cabrera, Chicago's No. 2 hitter, Willis' right leg gave out and he slipped off the mound. He stayed in the game however, but walked Cabrera and followed that with a wild pitch to Jim Thome.

Off to a horrendous and surprising 2-9 start, the Tigers have been bombarded with injuries. Center fielder and leadoff hitter Curtis Granderson is out with a broken hand, scary reliever Fernando Rodney has a sore shoulder, Gary Sheffield's finger is still bothering him, Cabrera has a tender quadriceps muscle, and first baseman Carlos Guillen missed Saturday's loss to the Sox after straining a hamstring running to first Friday night.

The club will recall outfielder Ryan Raburn from the AAA Toledo Mud Hens to fill Willis' spot on the roster and then call up righty Armando Galarraga to take his rotation slot.

D-Train is expected to miss at least one start.

[Detroit Free Press] | [] | [Baseball Musings] | [The Futon Report]


Casey said...

That looked nasty.