September 30th, 2009

Fan can exchange Monday tickets after all

Fans who had tickets to Monday’s rainout and weren’t able to use them for Tuesday afternoon makeup game can make an exchange after all. The Tigers announced that fans with those tickets can mail them in and get tickets for an April game next season, not including Opening Day.

The exchange has to take place by mail. The Tigers are asking ticket holders to mail in their unused Sept. 28 tickets, include contact information and game selection for next April, and sent to:

Attention: Postponed Game
Detroit Tigers
2100 Woodward Avenue
Detroit, MI 48201

Tickets for April games will be mailed out next March. To find a date and game, click here for the Tigers 2010 schedule.

Figaro to start Saturday

Jim Leyland announced this afternoon that he’ll start rookie Alfredo Figaro Saturday against the White Sox. It’ll be his first start at any level since that outing at Houston in late June, when the Astros roughed him up. He was optioned to Triple-A Toledo right after that, but that move was cancelled when he was found to have a sprained right wrist, forcing him onto the DL. He returned in August for a late-season rehab stint at Double-A Erie, but he pitched for the SeaWolves as a reliever then, not a starter. The Tigers will have a few days to stretch him out.

By doing that, the Tigers leave Justin Verlander available on his normal rest to pitch Sunday’s regular-season finale if need be.

Wednesday: Tigers vs. Twins

Magglio gets a day at DH, but he says he’s fine. Aubrey Huff is out of the lineup tonight. So far as I know, he’s not hurt.


  1. Curtis Granderson, CF
  2. Placido Polanco, 2B
  3. Clete Thomas, RF
  4. Miguel Cabrera, 1B
  5. Magglio Ordonez, DH
  6. Carlos Guillen, LF
  7. Brandon Inge, 3B
  8. Alex Avila, C
  9. Ramon Santiago, SS

P: Eddie Bonine


  1. Denard Span, CF
  2. Orlando Cabrera, SS
  3. Joe Mauer, C
  4. Jason Kubel, RF
  5. Michael Cuddyer, 1B
  6. Delmon Young, LF
  7. Jose Morales, DH
  8. Matt Tolbert, 3B
  9. Nick Punto, 2B

P: Carl Pavano