ANAHEIM, Calif. -- Detroit Tigers left fielder Carlos Guillen strained his left hamstring while running the bases in Thursday night's 5-4 win over the Los Angeles Angels and was placed on the 15-day disabled list Friday.
The Tigers called up outfielder Brennan Boesch from Triple-A Toledo prior to Friday night's game against the Texas Rangers.
The Tigers were leading 5-3 on Thursday when Guillen tried to score from second on Scott Sizemore's fifth-inning single. Guillen pulled up midway between third and home and was gently tagged out by catcher Mike Napoli to end the inning.
The switch-hitting Guillen is batting .311 with a home run and eight RBIs in 61 at-bats. The three-time All-Star spent almost three months on the disabled list last season because of inflammation in his right shoulder. He hit .242 with 11 homers and 41 RBIs in 81 games.
Boesch was the DH in the No. 5 slot against Texas in his major league debut.
Boesch was batting .379 with three homers and 17 RBIs in 15 games for Toledo.
"It feels pretty good to walk in here and see my uniform," Boesch said a few minutes after arriving in the Tigers' clubhouse.
Manager Jim Leyland said he didn't know what to expect from Boesch.
"I really like him," Leyland said. "I didn't expect him to be here this soon. But I think he'll do well."
Information from The Associated Press was used in this report.