Tigers lineup set for Spring Training opener

Even Jim Leyland is getting bored about workouts and live batting practice, because his lineup for Friday’s Grapefruit League opener against the Braves is set. It doesn’t have all the regulars, but it has the middle of the order. It includes Victor Martinez, who will play in a game for the first time since the 2011 ALCS in Texas.

Here’s the lineup:

  1. Quintin Berry, CF
  2. Omar Infante, 2B
  3. Miguel Cabrera, 3B
  4. Prince Fielder, 1B
  5. Victor Martinez, DH
  6. Jhonny Peralta, SS
  7. Brayan Pena, C
  8. Avisail Garcia, RF
  9. Nick Castellanos, LF

P: Rick Porcello

Bruce Rondon will not make the trip. Relievers scheduled to go include Darin Downs, Luis Marte, Melvin Mercedes, Michael Morrison, Jose Ortega, Luke Putkonen, Jose Alvarez and Kenny Faulk.

The game won’t be televised, but it’ll be on radio at 97.1 FM in Detroit and online at MLB Gameday Audio.


Castellanos isn’t going to see any fat ones batting 9th in front of Berry!

just listened to the tigs-cubs series in mid june (2012). boesch looked great – jim said june 13th was brennan boesch night, hahah. point: when boesch is ON he’s a force!

MLB Network is having it I heard if you get it. Will be working but game will be on phone! so excited to start a new season

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