Perry makes an impression

Sorry about the lack of updates the last couple days. Had some connection issues, but we’re back on now.

Now, before you read on, remember that games haven’t started yet and pitchers haven’t faced hitters. Still, a few days into camp, Ryan Perry is making an impression on the Tigers. Jim Leyland has described him as a “big arm,” and while he isn’t saying anything about the roster, he has pointed out — rightly — that he hasn’t been afraid to take young arms in the past.

“I’m not saying Ryan Perry is going to make the team,” Leyland said. “But I’m saying it makes you stop and look.”

Perry, for his part, said he doesn’t expect to make the team.

“It would be an honor to make it,” Perry said, “but I’m not getting my hopes up.”

It’s a sunny, windy day down here in Lakeland — slightly cool (relatively speaking, I know) but expected to warm up as the day goes on. It’s a good day for coaches to torture some outfielders with high fly balls.

“If you can catch a fly ball here,” Al Kaline said, “you can catch them anywhere.”

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