Alburquerque was hit by a line drive during batting practice on Friday before the Tigers game in Baltimore and was placed on the seven-day concussion disabled list. The team recalled right-hander Ryan Perry after Friday's game to take Alburquerque's spot on the roster.
Alburquerque was diagnosed with a concussion after the ball hit him above the left ear and he also had some slight internal bleeding, according to Detroit's head trainer, Kevin Rand. He has been placed on anti-seizure medication and will be re-evaluated "at the end of the week," Rand told Tom Gage of the Detroit News.
Alburquerque can't fly with the team on Sunday because of air pressure on the flight.
"If we were on the West Coast we might have to fly, but being close to Detroit as we are, it is more prudent to drive," Rand told Vince Ellis of the Detroit Free Press.
Alburquerque, 25, is 5-1 with a 2.19 ERA in 34 appearances for the Tigers this season, striking out 57 and walking 27 in 37 innings pitched.For more baseball news, rumors and analysis, follow @eyeonbaseball on Twitter or subscribe to the RSS feed.