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Carlos Guillen


Guillen hit for the Cycle in Detroit's 10-4 win over Tampa Bay on Tuesday. The Tigers shortstop is the 10th player in team history and third since 1951 to do so.


After a six-week layoff to rest and rehab his surgically repaired right knee, Guillen pinch-hit and struck out on Friday. On Sunday, the Tigers' shortstop pinch-hit in the fifth inning, stayed in the game as the designated hitter and singled in the eighth.


Guillen may be ready for his first game action since August 10 later this week, but the Tigers' shortstop would be limited to pinch-hitting. Guillen had been limited to rehabbing his surgically repaired right knee until resuming baseball activities recently.


Guillen is expected to rejoin his Detroit Tiger teammates on Monday, but it's only to begin baseball activities. He won't come off the disabled list for a while, as he has been limited to rehabbing his surgically repaired right knee since going on the DL in mid-August.


The Detroit Tigers placed Guillen on the 15-day disabled list Tuesday because of discomfort in his surgically repaired right knee. Doctors who have examined Guillen say he has not done any damage to his repaired ACL, but he will need at least two weeks to rest the sore knee. He is batting .318 with a .366 on-base percentage in 81 games this season.


Guillen got a day off on Thursday. Both of his knees are giving the Tigers' shortstop problems. His surgically repaired right knee has been especially sore, and his left one absorbed a foul ball off his bat during Monday's game against Toronto. He sits on the Tigers' bench Thursday, with a .318 average and .366 on-base percentage in 81 games.


Guillen left Monday's game against the Blue Jays in the seventh inning with a bruised left knee. The Tigers' shortstop fouled a ball off his knee in the previous inning and was replaced by Omar Infante. It had been a very productive night for Guillen, as he was 2-for-3 with a home run before having to exit the game.


Guillen, who was hit in the head Sunday and started a brawl between his Tigers and the Kansas City Royals, was back in the Detroit lineup Monday. He went 0-for-3 in the Tigers' 7-5 loss to the White Sox, and Guillen doesn't have a hit in his last 10 at-bats. His average has dropped to .337 in 62 games this season. He has scored 36 runs for Detroit.


After nearly three weeks out of the Detroit Tigers' lineup with a pulled left hamstring, Guillen was activated from the disabled list Sunday and went 1-for-5 with a double in a 13-7 loss to Arizona. The shortstop was having a solid season before he was sidelined, though he also was bothered by discomfort in his surgically repaired right knee before he injured his hammy. In 46 games for Detroit, Guillen is batting .351 with a .403 on-base percentage and 25 runs scored.


On Friday, Guillen said that he was optimistic to be ready to play by the time the Tigers can officially activate him from the disabled list on Thursday. Guillen was put on the 15-day DL on June 8 due to a pulled left hamstring. Before going down, the shortstop was batting a robust .355 with two home runs and 16 RBI in 45 games.


On Tuesday, the Detroit Tigers placed Guillen on the 15-day disabled list, retroactive to June 8, with a pulled left hamstring. To fill the hole in their infield, the Tigers recalled Jason Smith from Triple-A Toledo.


As expected, Guillen missed Detroit's 3-1 loss to the Dodgers on Wednesday, as he rests a mild left hamstring strain that he suffered on Tuesday. The Tigers are off Thursday and hope Guillen's ready to return on Friday, but that's not likely. There wasn't much improvement in the hammy from Tuesday to Wednesday.


Just after returning to action following some swelling and discomfort in his surgically repaired right knee, Guillen suffered a mild strain of his left hamstring trying to score from second base on a single during Detroit's victory over the Los Angeles Dodgers on Tuesday. The Tigers' shortstop left the game with what the team's trainer called a spasm or cramp. Guillen is likely to miss a game or two as a precaution.


His surgically repaired right knee is doing better, and Guillen returned to the Tigers' lineup over the weekend. He served as Detroit's DH on Saturday, then returned to his shortstop position on Sunday. Guillen went 4-for-8 with two runs scored and two driven in against Baltimore.


The Detroit Tigers are hoping that Guillen can return to the lineup on Friday, when the team opens a weekend series with Baltimore at Comerica Park. The Tigers' shortstop hasn't played since Saturday, resting a surgically repaired right knee that has given him problems since he jammed it sliding in mid-May.


That inflammation in Guillen's surgically repaired right knee continues to bother the Tigers' shortstop, who hasn't played since Saturday. An examination on Tuesday ended concerns about a new injury or further damage to the knee. Guillen remains day-to-day.


After missing a couple of days with inflammation in his surgically repaired right knee, Guillen was back in the Tigers' lineup for Saturday's meeting with the Baltimore Orioles, going 1-for-5 with a pair of strikeouts. However, the knee flared up again, and he was unavailable for Sunday's action. The Tigers have listed the shortstop as day-to-day, but have not ruled out a trip to the 15-day disabled list.


Guillen returned to the Tigers infield on Friday after sitting out the previous two games with problems in his surgically repaired right knee. Guillen had fluid drained from his knee on Tuesday, and should be ready for full action after the days off.


Guillen, who jammed his surgically repaired right knee sliding on Tuesday, sat out Detroit's win over Tampa Bay on Wednesday and will not be in the Tigers' lineup for the series finale on Thursday. There's a chance he'll be ready for Friday night's contest against Arizona, perhaps as the team's designated hitter.


A week ago, Guillen had to have his surgically repaired right knee drained of fluid, and on Tuesday he jammed it returning to third base on a pickoff throw in the sixth inning of Detroit's 4-3 win over Tampa Bay. The Tigers' shortstop left the game in the ninth inning.

There doesn't appear to be any long-term concerns about aggravating the knee on Tuesday night. It's possible Tigers manager Alan Trammell will sit Guillen on Wednesday night as a precaution, but the shortstop isn't expected to miss any time beyond Wednesday.


Guillen sat out Detroit's win over Texas Monday night because of a fluid buildup in the right knee that required surgery last September. The Tigers' shortstop will serve as the team's designated hitter on Tuesday. That allows Tigers manager Alan Trammell to get Guillen's bat into the lineup. The 29-year-old veteran is batting .387 with 20 runs scored and 11 RBI in 28 games this season.


Guillen will be held out of Sunday's game against the Chicago White Sox as a precautionary measure after leaving Saturday's contest in the eighth inning with soreness in his hamstring. According to manager Alan Trammell, The injury is not considered serious, and the shortstop should be back in the Tigers' lineup within the next couple of days.

Ramon Martinez will get the starting nod at short in Guillen's absence. In 21 games this season, Guillen is batting .385 with one home run, eight RBI and one stolen base.