Monroe Out; Maybin In

The Tigers shook up their roster today, DFAing outfielder Craig Monroe and calling up 20 year-old top prospect Cameron Maybin.  They also sent Omar Infante to Triple A in favor of Ramon Santiago.  Apparently they wanted more of a "true shortstop" to back up Carlos Guillen.  You never know, a Jack Wilson deal could still be in the works.  Wilson has cleared waivers.

Monroe makes $4.775MM this year, so he’s a nontender candidate for his new team this winter.  It’s unknown whether he’s been placed on or has cleared waivers, which would have to precede a trade.  The 30 year-old has been plagued by knee and back problems; he was stellar in May and awful otherwise.  The Pirates and Cubs have been linked to Monroe in the past.

As for Maybin, his call-up was quite a surprise given his lack of high minors experience.  Check out the fantasy take over at RotoAuthority.

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