DETROIT -- One day after Ramon Santiago made a diving catch up the middle in support of Justin Verlander, he got a day off on Saturday in favor of Carlos Guillen at second base. With four second basemen on the roster, that'll be a pattern for the foreseeable future.
Guillen, who was activated from the 15-day disabled list on Thursday, became the third Tiger this week to start at second base, joining Santiago and Ryan Raburn. Will Rhymes, also called up on Thursday, also could get some game action at second base, manager Jim Leyland said. Leyland said Raburn will start there Sunday night.
"I'm playing everybody, for better or worse," Leyland said.
That doesn't mean he doesn't like what he's getting at second base. Santiago, in particular, has made a late impression. Though he went 0-for-3 on Friday night, his diving stop up the middle took a hit away from Verlander's line.
"He's done a heckuva job," Leyland said.