Mike Hessman up, Timo Perez out

The Tigers today called up infielder Mike Hessman and optioned out Timo Perez. This probably means the following:

  1. Craig Monroe’s back feels fine
  2. The Tigers don’t want to rely on Carlos Guillen as the back-up first baseman, especially until Placido Polanco is 100%
  3. I don’t have to finish writing a post about how Timo Perez provides no platoon advantage over Ryan Raburn because Perez isn’t as good against righties as Raburn is and that Jim Leyland will probably rely on him way too much because he’s a veteran National League player that has some sort of track record (regardless of the track record).

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BTW- thanks for the emails and notes left in the comments. I was just away from a connection this afternoon.