ALCS Game 2: Delmon Young Activated, Right Into Tigers' Lineup

Earlier Monday, the Tigers announced that Delmon Young would replace the injured Magglio Ordonez on their ALCS roster.

Young pulled an oblique muscle in the last game of the division series against the Yankees and wasn’t expected to be available for this series at all. Which is why this lineup is a bit of a surprise:

1. Austin Jackson – R – CF
2. Ramon Santiago – S – 2B
3. Delmon Young – R – LF
4. Miguel Cabrera – R – 1B
5. Victor Martinez – S – DH
6. Ryan Raburn – R – RF
7. Jhonny Peralta – R – SS
8. Alex Avila – L – C
9. Brandon Inge – R- 3B

Young’s injury occurred on Thursday night in New York, so he’s had three whole days to get better. Not only is he playing, but playing left field and batting third. Jim Leyland is a smart manager and I can’t imagine him doing this if he didn’t think Young could handle it.

We’ll find out when this lineup faces Derek Holland Monday afternoon.

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