Saturday: Tigers vs. Pirates, Tigers at Yankees

A good number of regulars are staying in Lakeland for the home half of the split squad set. Holaday gets some at-bats at DH while Jim Leyland tries to find some at-bats for his extra catchers.

To follow up on a storyline from Friday, Victor Martinez is not in the lineup for either split-squad game today. As of this morning, he wasn’t on the travel roster for Sunday’s game against the Braves. He didn’t look hobbled or concerned at all around the clubhouse this morning.


  1. Austin Jackson, cf
  2. Jeff Kobernus, 2b
  3. Miguel Cabrera, 3b
  4. Prince Fielder, 1b
  5. Alex Avila, c
  6. Jhonny Peralta, ss
  7. Tyler Collins, lf
  8. Avisail Garcia, rf
  9. Bryan Holaday, dh

P: Drew Smyly, Casey Crosby, Octavio Dotel, Joaquin Benoit, Jose Alvarez, Melvin Mercedes


  1. Starling Marte, lf
  2. Alex Presley, cf
  3. Russell Martin, dh
  4. Matt Hague, 3b
  5. Travis Snider, rf
  6. Josh Harrison, 2b
  7. Clint Robinson, 1b
  8. Michael McKenry, c
  9. Jordy Mercer, ss

P: Jeanmar Gomez


  1. Omar Infante, 2b
  2. Torii Hunter, rf
  3. Andy Dirks, cf
  4. Don Kelly, 1b
  5. Kevin Russo, 3b
  6. Brayan Pena, c
  7. Nick Castellanos, lf
  8. Danny Worth, ss
  9. Ramon Cabrera, dh

P: Shawn Hill, Kyle Lobstein, Trevor Bell, Kenny Faulk, Jose Ortega, Michael Morrison


There will be a lot of playing time for the fourth OF

In spanish. An interview with Miguel. He talks his family life and baseball

A free translation of the main ideas:
I live Baseball like a Kid
I put no ceiling to my game
I want to take the team to the tittle
Im auto-critical with my game
Im not better than the pitchers. I respect them
Any team would be better with VMart , Torii and Anibal. We are a balanced team
Im comfortable with both Fielder and Vmart. Who bats after ifs the manager´s call. The other team must worry
Who is the better player in MLB? Pujols,for his career consistency
I cant hide baseball. I try to explain to my kids why Im far from them during the season

“He was spotted with what can be construed as a grimace following a swing in his second at-bat Friday” Schmel about VMart

Everything is magnified during the spring. A grimace, a groan, a tweak, an error, a homer. It still seems like a long time till we settle into “reality”.

During yesterday’s game I had the game tuned into Dan and Jim with the TV on and muted. Heard Jim and Dan mention somthing about a player reaching down to his hamstring. Didn’t see who it was they were referencing, but maybe it was Victor?

no they were talking about JV

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