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Marcus Thames: Close To Major League Return

Published by on June 6, 2009
Article Source: Bleacher Report - MLB

Another injured Tiger is close to getting his wings back. Marcus Thames has been heating up on a rehab assignment with class AAA Toledo and could be back in Detroit soon.

Thames has been on the disabled list since April 19th, after straining his ribcage in batting practice.

The Tigers could use his power in a lineup that has struggled to score runs.

Small ball may be virtuous for many reasons. the Tigers have not played very good small ball lately, and therefore could greatly benefit from the smashing potential that Thames brings to the plate.

Factoring into the decision to bring him up will be the prognosis on Miguel Cabrera, who strained a hamstring in Thursday's game against the Red Sox. He...

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