Detroit Tigers Wiretap
Tigers pitcher Armando Galarraga is downplaying a reunion with umpire Jim Joyce.
"It will be no big deal," Galarraga said.
Galarraga is the probable pitcher and Joyce is scheduled to be behind the plate Friday night when Detroit hosts the Orioles.
"Apprehensive, but also kind of excited about it," Joyce said.
Jim Leyland said he's considering moving LHP Phil Coke from a reliever to a starter next season.
Leyland was acquired by the Tigers in an offseason trade with the Yankees.
When Armando Galarraga steps onto the mound to face Baltimore on Friday night, the Tigers pitcher will see a familiar face behind home plate in umpire Jim Joyce.
Joyce, widely considered one of the majors? top umpires, cost the Tigers right-hander a perfect game on June 2 when he incorrectly called the Indians? Jason Donald safe at first on what should have been a game-ending grounder.
Tigers first baseman Miguel Cabrera left Tuesday's game against the White Sox after six innings when he aggravated his sore shoulder.
"It hurts when I swing," he said after the game. "It doesn't feel right."
Tigers manager Jim Leyland said he doubted Cabrera will play Wednesday, but isn't sure on a timetable for his return.
"It's not a concern in the sense that I think it is serious, but I'm concerned because I'm not sure when I'm going to be able to play him," Leyland said. "I'm going to have to watch him closely."
Tigers first baseman Miguel Cabrera left Thursday's game against the Twins in the sixth inning with a biceps injury.
Cabrera went 0-for-3 with two strikeouts in the game before leaving with left biceps tendinitis.
He started the night hitting .338 with 33 homers and 107 RBIs, putting him in the top two in all three triple crown categories.
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