April 5th, 2010

Opening Day: Tigers at Royals

Running a little behind on lineups, but here it goes …


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


  1. David DeJesus, RF
  2. Scott Podsednik, LF
  3. Billy Butler, 1B
  4. Rick Ankiel, CF
  5. Jose Guillen, DH
  6. Willie Bloomquist, DH
  7. Yuniesky Betancourt, SS
  8. Jason Kendall, C
  9. Chris Getz, 2B

Satterwhite update

Just talked with Tigers head athletic trainer Kevin Rand about bullpen prospect Cody Satterwhite, who’s opening the season on the disabled list at Double-A Erie with a shoulder injury. Rand classified it as a posterior impingement in his shoulder, otherwise known as a rotator cuff injury.

Satterwhite met last Friday with Dr. James Andrews, who recommended a rehab program. He gave Satterwhite a cortisone injection in his shoulder and scheduled him to be re-examined in two weeks.

Satterwhite and Robbie Weinhardt are regarded as the two up-and-coming relief prospects in the upper levels of the Tigers system. Weinhardt will open the year at Triple-A Toledo after an impressive Spring Training. The hard-throwing Satterwhite, if healthy, will at least start the season with the SeaWolves, for whom he shared the team lead in saves last year.