DETROIT (AP) -Detroit Tigers designated hitter Gary Sheffield was in the starting lineup Thursday after missing two weeks with a shoulder injury.
Sheffield was activated from the disabled list before Detroit played Chicago. He last played Aug. 21.
``It's been frustrating - that's why I left for rehab,'' he said. ``If I had been here, it would have affected me even more. It's exciting to be able to do something and help the team.''
Sheffield has had surgery on the shoulder twice, most recently in 1995, but ruled out a third operation.
``I don't want to go through that - having to do six weeks of rehab and break up the scar tissue,'' he said. ``I only have two years left, and I can make that.''
Sheffield hit third for Detroit. He is hitting .279 with 24 homers.

Top MLB Public Bets

MLB Top Stories

Thumbnail Braves vs. Dodgers Prediction Will the Dodgers snap a two-game losing skid versus the Braves when the two teams meet tonight at 9:10PM ET?
Thumbnail Nationals vs. D-Backs Prediction Will the Nationals rebound from last night's loss and beat the Diamondbacks tonight at 8:10PM ET?
Thumbnail Red Sox vs. Angels Prediction Will David Price and the Red Sox quiet the Angels' bats tonight at 9:07PM ET when the two teams meet again in Anaheim?
Thumbnail Yankees vs. Mariners Pick Can the New York Yankees pick up another win over the Seattle Mariners out west when the two meet up...
Thumbnail Pirates vs. Rockies Prediction Will the Pirates beat the Rockies and pick up their seventh consecutive win when the two teams meet at 8:10PM ET?

MLB Team Pages