March 18th, 2014

Tuesday: Tigers (Davis still out) vs. Blue Jays

The original lineup for today had Rajai Davis leading off and playing left field, which seemed to be a good sign of his return. Then manager Brad Ausmus announced this morning that he had scratched Davis from the lineup as a precaution. The Tigers are off Wednesday, and Davis already was scheduled to be off for Thursday’s game against the Nationals, so the plan is for him to take it easy on his sore right hamstring for a few days before returning to action (hopefully) Friday against the Braves at Disney.

With split squads today, the benches are kind of thin, so Ben Guez gets the chance to walk across the street from minor-league camp and right into the leadoff spot today.


  1. Ben Guez, LF
  2. Torii Hunter, RF
  3. Ian Kinsler, 2B
  4. Victor Martinez, DH
  5. Alex Avila, C
  6. Austin Jackson, CF
  7. Don Kelly, 1B
  8. Danny Worth, 3B
  9. Hernan Perez, SS

P: Drew Smyly


  1. Jose Reyes, SS
  2. Melky Cabrera, LF
  3. Jose Bautista, RF
  4. Edwin Encarnacion, 1B
  5. Brett Lawrie, 3B
  6. Adam Lind, DH
  7. Dioner Navarro, C
  8. Colby Rasmus, CF
  9. Maicer Izturis, 2B

P: Ricky Romero