Here are a few notes and quotes following the Mud Hens' 7-1 win over Indianapolis at Fifth Third Field Sunday night ...
* First, an update on Carlos Guillen. The Tigers infielder, who was in his third day of a rehab assignment with the Mud Hens, struck out in the first inning and then left the game.
"He felt a little soreness, so we decided to take him out and nip it in the bud before anything worse happened," Mud Hens manager Phil Nevin said. "He's going to go with us to Indianapolis, and I expect he will be in the lineup [today]."
* LHP Brad Thomasalso returned to Toledo to continue his rehab assignment. Thomas was throwing a mini-basketball off a trampoline in the Mud Hens' weight room before the game but did not pitch in Sunday night's game. Nevin said Thomas will throw on the side before Monday's game at Indianapolis, and he will be evaluated after that.
* Mud Hens OF Clete Thomas was scratched from yesterday's original starting lineup because of a stiff neck; Scott Thorman took his place. Nevin said Thomas is day-to-day.
* IF Argenis Diaz did have an error in yesterday's game, but he also made several strong plays at third base. I know he didn't have much experience at third base coming into this season, but I didn't know how little: before this season he had played just ONE game at third base, and that came in the Gulf Coast League in 2006.
"It is a new position that I don't know very well," Diaz admitted. "But my arm is strong, and it helps me over there."
Thanks to Scott McCauley, who joins Howard Kellman in calling games on Indianapolis radio, for the information.
* Sunday's start by LHP Fu-Te Ni was the first of his North American professional career after 115 relief appearances. Ni did make 35 starts in 69 appearances for China Trust in the China Professional Baseball League.