Tigers announce full caravan schedule, participants
The Tigers put names to places Tuesday for this week’s Winter Caravan schedule. Miguel Cabrera will not make the trip, and he won’t be at TigerFest on Saturday, avoiding travel on his surgically repaired right ankle and foot. The majority of the 40-man roster, however, will take part. That includes new Tigers Yoenis Cespedes, Alfredo Simon, Anthony Gose and Shane Greene, as well as first-timers David Price and Ian Kinsler, and stars Justin Verlander and Victor Martinez.
The full list of appearances can be found here, but below is a list of appearances that are open to the public:
METRO BUS – THURSDAY
Buffalo Wild Wings, 1234 Walton Blvd., Rochester Hills – 1:40-2:25pm
- Nick Castellanos and J.D. Martinez will be celebrity servers. The restaurant will be open to the public, first-come, first-served.
Sterling Heights HS Performing Arts Theatre, 12901 15 Mile Rd, Sterling Heights – 4:30-6pm
- Wynton Bernard, Buck Farmer, Daniel Fields, Blaine Hardy, Ian Krol, Dixon Machado, Joe Nathan, David Price, Chad Smith, Justin Verlander and Alex Wilson will participate in interactive events as part of a Detroit Tigers Kids Club Rally. They’ll also present a jersey in honor of the 25th anniversary of the Warren Consolidated School of Performing Arts.
- A limited number of tickets will be made available on Thursday. Seating is first-come, first-served.
Hockeytown Authentics, 1845 E. Big Beaver Rd., Troy – 5:15-6pm
- Fans will have the opportunity to take a photo with Nick Castellanos and J.D. Martinez in exchange for a donation of new, packaged, warm men’s or women’s socks to benefit the Neighborhood Service Organization’s Homeless Recovery program. In exchange for a donation of socks, fans will receive a wristband to take one photo with the Tigers players.
- A maximum of 150 wristbands will be distributed. Wristband distribution will begin at 4pm at Hockeytown Authentics
Toledo Mud Hens, Fifth Third Field, 406 Washington St., Toledo – 6-7:30pm
- Manager Brad Ausmus and Alex Avila will participate in a question-and-answer session as part of a ticketed dinner to benefit the Toledo Mud Hens’ Helping Hens Charitable Fund. Tickets available at 419-725-4367 or online through the Mud Hens.
METRO BUS – FRIDAY
North American International Auto Show, Cobo Center, One Washington Blvd., Detroit – 3:15-4:15pm
- Wynton Bernard, Nick Castellanos, Buck Farmer, Daniel Fields, Blaine Hardy, Ian Kinsler, Ian Krol, Dixon Machado, J.D. Martinez, Joe Nathan, Chad Smith, Justin Verlander and Alex Wilson will participate in the Cars on Parade along the auto show floor before taking part in a Q&A session in the Chevrolet display area. The event is open to the public for those attending the auto show.
NORTH BUS – FRIDAY
Northern Michigan Rotary Club Alliance Business Breakfast, Grand Traverse Resort and Spa, 100 Grand Traverse Resort Village Blvd., Williamsburg – 9:15-10am
- Al Alburquerque, coach Mick Billmeyer, Yoenis Cespedes, Tyler Collins, Rajai Davis, Anthony Gose, Shane Greene, Bryan Holaday, Jose Iglesias, coach Jeff Jones, coach Wally Joyner, Kyle Lobstein, James McCann, Steven Moya, coach David Newhan, Hernan Perez, Andrew Romine, Bruce Rondon, Kyle Ryan, Alfredo Simon, Alan Trammell and Drew VerHagen will participate in a rally with Rotary Club members and guests.
- Tickets available through many Northern Michigan Rotary Clubs or online.
Zehnder’s Snowfest, Zehnder’s of Frankenmuth, 730 S. Main St., Frankenmuth – 2-3pm
- Al Alburquerque, coach Mick Billmeyer, Yoenis Cespedes, Tyler Collins, Rajai Davis, Anthony Gose, Shane Greene, Bryan Holaday, Jose Iglesias, coach Jeff Jones, coach Wally Joyner, Kyle Lobstein, James McCann, Steven Moya, coach David Newhan, Hernan Perez, Andrew Romine, Bruce Rondon, Kyle Ryan, Alfredo Simon, Alan Trammell and Drew VerHagen will participate in Frankenmuth’s annual Snowfest event.
- The event is open to the public. Guests are encouraged to donate items for care packages to be sent to troops overseas.