Sheff sits for opener

Manager Jim Leyland is giving Gary Sheffield a break for the opener after taking a pitch off of his elbow Tuesday in live batting practice. Sheffield said his elbow swelled up a bit but wasn’t too bad. We’ll probably see him make his Spring Training debut on Friday, when the Tigers face the Blue Jays in Dunedin. For now, Marcus Thames is the DH in Sheff’s place.

Here’s the lineup for the opener:

  1. Granderson, CF
  2. Polanco, 2B
  3. Ordonez, RF
  4. Cabrera, 1B
  5. Guillen, LF
  6. Thames, DH
  7. Laird, C
  8. Inge, 3B
  9. Everett, SS

Pitching: Verlander, Miner, Seay, Lyon, Bonine, Ni, Bloom

1 Comment

Thanks for the report Rich, I wish that I were there instread of here.

I was thinking that I had heard a lot about pitchers and what they are doing down there and how positive it has been so far. However I haven’t heard (I don’t think) about Galarraga and how he has looked or Lyon??? Just curious if how they have looked?

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