On Thursday morning the Chicago Cubs placed third baseman Ian Stewart on the disabled list with a wrist injury, and now Luis Valbuena -- the corresponding Triple-A promotion -- will start in his place at third base against the Detroit Tigers and Justin Verlander on Thursday afternoon. Valbuena produced a .303/.378/.507 triple-slash line at Triple-A Iowa over 246 plate appearances, but he may be in for a difficult return to the MLB with Verlander (5-4, 2.69 ERA) on the bump for Detroit. The Cubs will counter with Travis Wood (0-2, 4.71 ERA).
The game starts at 1:10 p.m. CT on CSN-Chicago, and here are the lineups for each team (via baseballpress.com):
|Tigers Vs. Cubs Lineups (6/14)|
|1. Austin Jackson (R) CF||1. Tony Campana (L) CF|
|2. Brennan Boesch (L) RF||2. Starlin Castro (R) SS|
|3. Miguel Cabrera (R) 3B||3. David DeJesus (L) RF|
|4. Prince Fielder (L) 1B||4. Alfonso Soriano (R) LF|
|5. Delmon Young (R) LF||5. Bryan LaHair (L) 1B|
|6. Jhonny Peralta (R) SS||6. Steve Clevenger (L) C|
|7. Ryan Raburn (R) 2B||7. Darwin Barney (R) 2B|
|8. Gerald Laird (R) C||8. Luis Valbuena (L) 3B|
|9. Justin Verlander (R) P||9. Travis Wood (R) P|
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