Change at second base could just be the start for slumping Tigers
First up: Scott Sizemore. First down Will Rhymes.
Switching second basemen after a seventh straight loss Monday night, this time against the Yankees, could be just the beginning.
Next Up: The Tigers will likely make a move on the pitching staff - probably Brad Thomas out, Phil Coke moved from the rotation to the bullpen, and Andrew Oliver, who has pitched well in most of his starts at Toledo, called up to join the rotation.
To follow: Andy Dirks called up from Toledo, probably to replace Casper Wells. Seems improbable the Tigers will send either Austin Jackson or Brennan Boesch out this early. Jackson is their only above-average outfielder defensively. Boesch has struggled the last few games, but did hit well to open the season.
Another issue: Is manager Jim Leyland in trouble? If he is, Tom Brookens is the likely replacement. Gene Lamont and Lloyd McClendon would be out. They are a package deal with Leyland.