Cruceta cleared to travel
No, really, we mean it this time. Dave Dombrowski was informed today that U.S. Immigration has approved Francisco Cruceta’s visa application, allowing him to finally travel from his native Dominican Republic to the states. Cruceta can pick up the application tomorrow and make his travel plans.
He’ll report to Lakeland, where he’ll pick up his throwing and prepare himself for games. Once he reports there, the Tigers have 30 days to evaluate him, after which they’ll have to decide whether to add him to their 25-man roster or outright him, since he’s out of minor-league options.