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Slumping Monroe designated for assignment

Updated: August 18, 2007, 3:15 AM ET
Associated Press

NEW YORK -- In a bold move during a tense pennant race, the Detroit Tigers called up touted prospect Cameron Maybin on Friday and cut slumping outfielder Craig Monroe, a key member of their World Series team last season.

The 20-year-old Maybin, with only six games of experience in Double-A, had a difficult major league debut at Yankee Stadium. He went 0-for-4 with two strikeouts while batting second and playing a shaky, though errorless, left field in a 6-1 loss to New York.

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