The Tigers have been pretty careful with Craig Monroe this spring. He’s played in a lot of the Tigers spring games but he’s also had his share of time as the designated hitter. Now Rick Wilton from the Baseball Injury Report sheds some light on Craig Monroe’s injured knee. It appears to be something he can play through, but it’s also something that will bother him all season and limit his production. While I’m sure the Tigers are entertaining offers for Marcus Thames, you wonder whether the Tigers might want to hang onto as insurance in the even Monroe misses a significant amount of time. Then again, with the Tigers depth of outfielders, they could always just call up someone like Brent Clevlen.