Tigers Vs. Cubs Lineups: Luis Valbuena Makes Start At 3B

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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