Tigers hit road without Jim Price
Good morning from Seattle, where the Tigers begin their nine-game road trip tonight against the Mariners tonight at Safeco Field. They’ll be closer to full strength on their roster with the return of Doug Fister, but they left town yesterday without radio analyst Jim Price, who will miss the entire trip at the team’s request.
The Tigers made the announcement in their game notes today, but the decision was made quite a while ago. Price, who underwent cancer treatments over the offseason, fell ill during the Tigers’ first road trip of the season in Chicago when he caught something that was going around the clubhouse. He went home from Chicago and missed the next series in Kansas City. He accompanied the team to New York a week and a half ago, but this trip — both for the duration and the distance traveled — was a different story.
Former Tigers pitcher Dan Petry, who filled in for Price in Kansas City, is with the team for this trip. Price will return to the booth at Comerica Park when the Tigers return home May 16.