March 5th, 2012

Monday: Tigers vs. Blue Jays

Prince Fielder gets the day off ahead of the Tigers’ bus ride to Jupiter tomorrow morning. Don Kelly starts at first base and bats cleanup (this might be a good time to remind folks that batting order isn’t a big deal in spring training).

Ryan Raburn gets the start at DH, with Brandon Inge starting at second base for the second time in three days. Cabrera gets his third straight start at third. Ramon Santiago earns his first start of the spring at short.

Good news if you’re at work today: The game is being broadcast on radio — 97.1 FM in Detroit, MLB Gameday Audio online or on your phone.


  1. Austin Jackson, CF
  2. Brennan Boesch, RF
  3. Miguel Cabrera, 3B
  4. Don Kelly, 1B
  5. Delmon Young, LF
  6. Alex Avila, C
  7. Ryan Raburn, DH
  8. Ramon Santiago, SS
  9. Brandon Inge, 2B

P: Justin Verlander, Adam Wilk, Joaquin Benoit, Collin Balester, David Pauley, Chris Bootcheck, Phil Coke.


  1. Mike McCoy, 3B
  2. Eric Thames, LF
  3. Edwin Encarnacion, 1B
  4. Colby Rasmus, CF
  5. Travis d’Arnaud, C
  6. David Cooper, DH
  7. Moises Siera, RF
  8. Adeiny Hechavarria, SS
  9. Jonathan Diaz, 2B

P: Henderson Alvarez, Robert Coello, Evan Crawford, Nelson Figueroa, Jason Frasor, Jerry Gil, Jim Hoey, Drew Carpenter