September 25th, 2012

Tuesday’s lineups: Tigers vs. Royals

Pretty much the same lineup you’ve seen the Tigers send against a left-handed start for other games this homestand. Interesting to note, though, that Andy Dirks will bat sixth ahead of slumping Jhonny Peralta.


  1. Austin Jackson, CF
  2. Omar Infante, 2B (1-for-9, 5 K’s off Chen)
  3. Miguel Cabrera, 3B (11-for-26, 3 HRs off Chen)
  4. Prince Fielder, 1B
  5. Delmon Young, DH (8-for-18, 3 2Bs, HR off Chen)_
  6. Andy Dirks, LF
  7. Jhonny Peralta, SS
  8. Avisail Garcia, RF
  9. Gerald Laird, C

P: Anibal Sanchez


  1. Jarrod Dyson, CF
  2. Alcides Escobar, SS
  3. Alex Gordon, LF
  4. Billy Butler, DH
  5. Salvador Perez, C
  6. Mike Moustakas, 3B
  7. Jeff Francoeur, RF
  8. Eric Hosmer, 1B
  9. Johnny Giavotella, 2B

P: Bruce Chen

Greg Ross acquired from Braves as PTBNL in Baker trade … no, the second Baker trade

The Player to Be Named has been named in the Jeff Baker trade — not the deal that sent him from the Cubs to the Tigers in early August, but the deal that sent him from Detroit to Atlanta a few weeks later. It’s Class A right-hander Greg Ross, who went 7-9 with a 4.60 ERA this year in the South Atlantic League.

Ross made 25 appearances for Rome in the Sally League, 21 of them starts. He allowed 146 hits over 131 innings while striking out 106.

Ross was an 18th-round draft pick in 2011 from Frostburg State University in Maryland. He has been assigned to high Class A Lakeland.

Still to be announced are the two Players to Be Named Later that the Tigers are set to send to the Cubs for the first Baker trade.