Breaking down Sunday’s travel rosters

A couple folks have asked who’s going where on Sunday, when the Tigers have two split squads going in two different directions. Here’s the breakdown of the regulars and prospects:

TIGERS VS. ASTROS at Kissimmee: Alex Avila, Brennan Boesch, Nick Castellanos, Prince Fielder, Avisail Garcia, Brandon Inge, Austin Jackson, Eric Patterson, Jhonny Peralta, Ryan Strieby, Danny Worth

TIGERS VS. PHILLIES at Clearwater: Miguel Cabrera, Andy Dirks, Justin Henry, Don Kelly, Ramon Santiago, Clete Thomas, Delmon Young.

Drew Smyly is starting against the Astros, followed by Phil Coke, Tyler Stohr, Darin Downs, Luis Marte and Brayan Villarreal. Rick Porcello will start against the Phillies, with Jose Ortega, Daniel Schlereth and Chris Bootcheck among those pitching in relief.

Jim Leyland is following the team to the Astros game so that he can watch Smyly.

3 Comments

I wonder if Prince and Miggy were captains and took turns picking.

Amazing they are not making more use of their 2011 top draft pick, James McCann. He started and put in seven good offensive and defensive innings a couple games ago. I would think he would available to go again by now. At the close of the 2011 season where he finished with Michigan Whitecaps Baseball America termed him the best defensive catcher in the system.

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