Ryan Perry hits the disabled list

The Detroit Tigers placed struggling reliever Ryan Perry on the disabled list and purchased the contract of Enrique Gonzalez from the Mud Hens. The diagnosis for Perry is bicep tendonitis.

The injury supposedly isn’t serious, but I get nervous about diagnoses like this. Zach Miner had elbow tendonitis which turned in Tommy John surgery. Bobby Seay’s early diagnosis was tendonitis before it becoming a rotator cuff issue. Fernando Rodney had bicep tendonitis which caused him to miss large swaths of 2007. Now sometimes nothing happens and everything is fine. But tendonitis diagnoses seem to beget more severe injuries.

As for his replacement, Gonzalez was signed as a minor league free agent and hung around fairly late into spring training. He’s been starting for the Mud Hens which means he can eat some innings (which could be helpful in the short term with Eddie Bonine being extended last night and unavailable for a few days).

If this had happened 3 weeks ago it likely would have been Jay Sborz or Robbie Weinhardt getting the call. Sborz though has struggled as of late and Weinhardt is working his way back from the DL.


  1. Mark in Chicago

    June 10, 2010 at 8:38 am

    LOL, billfer can you explain what this pic is about?

  2. David G

    June 10, 2010 at 9:18 am

    Yes, I need an explanation as well, it’s rare for me to not recognize a cartoon character at all.

    • KW

      June 10, 2010 at 9:53 am

      It’s Perry the Platypus, which I only figured out from viewing the name of the image file (perrytheplatypus.jpg).

  3. Rick G

    June 10, 2010 at 9:53 am

    That’s Perry the platypus from Disney’s Phineas and Ferb. He’s a secret agent masquerading as a family pet. Awesome kids’ show.

  4. SJC in Detroit

    June 10, 2010 at 1:10 pm

    Agent P sighting! Thanks Billfer, made my day.

    Now Leyland can play the role of Phineas and say “Hey, where’d Perry go?”

    Now if you can work Doofenschmirtz Evil Incorporated……

  5. kathy

    June 10, 2010 at 1:24 pm

    As Rod would say, “that’s filthy.”

  6. JCM

    June 10, 2010 at 4:10 pm

    Doofenschmirtz Evil Incorporated
    Guillen? the sox one, not the one playing for us

  7. JCM

    June 10, 2010 at 4:12 pm

    Awesome kids’ show
    And for adults too

  8. Coach Jim

    June 11, 2010 at 4:36 pm

    I expected it to be Schlereth called up.