March 2nd, 2012

Friday: Tigers vs. Florida Southern

Here’s the lineup again, this time including the players who replace the starters beginning in the second inning:


  1. Austin Jackson, CF -> Quintin Berry
  2. Brennan Boesch, RF -> Avisail Garcia
  3. Miguel Cabrera, 3B -> Nick Castellanos
  4. Prince Fielder, 1B -> Don Kelly
  5. Delmon Young, LF -> Matt Young
  6. Alex Avila, C -> Omir Santos
  7. Jhonny Peralta, SS -> Audy Ciriaco
  8. Andy Dirks, DH -> Jerad Head
  9. Ryan Raburn, 2B -> Eric Patterson

Pitchers (not necessarily in order): Andy Oliver (starting), Casey Crosby, Brayan Villarreal, Drew Smyly, Jose Ortega, Matt Hoffman, Tyler Stohr


  1. J.J. Downum, CF
  2. T.J. Kuban, LF
  3. Mike Snyder, 3B
  4. Austin Chubb, C
  5. Cory Jensen, 2B
  6. Kyle Jackson, 1B
  7. Colin Kish, RF
  8. Brad Carlton, DH
  9. Kyle Gibbs, SS

Pitchers: Jake Guengerich, Mike Czenszak, Jack Sterritt, Branden Weber, Anthony Dovale, Nick Krolczyk, Austin Jackson, Nate Carter


Tigers finish up contract dealings

The entire Tigers 40-man roster is now under contract. The team agreed to terms on one-year contracts with Al Alburquerque, Brennan Boesch and Daniel Schlereth. The remaining three unsigned players — Alex Avila, Doug Fister and Austin Jackson — all had their contracts renewed by the team.

All three renewals are players who are eligible for arbitration next winter. In some cases, a renewal can be part of a player’s argument going into an arbitration case later. It usually doesn’t come into play, since the Tigers haven’t had to go to an arbitration hearing on a player in 10 years.