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.

20 Comments

Jason said:
“The Tigers talks were believed to center around switch-hitting backup Carlos Corporan, who has pounded Tigers pitching the last two years ”
He was DFA

Saw that. Heard Astros tried to get talks going again at some point but Tigers weren’t interested. Maybe something gets going again, but other teams (Texas) have more pressing need.

Looks like the Tigers are heading “up north” this year. They will probably get tired of the ride but there are tons of fans all over this state. Life-longers like me.

Sending Cuban-born Florida resident and former Bay Area athlete Yoenis Cespedes to something called Snowfest fascinates me.

will be at SnowFest! excited a big name such as Cespedes is coming to my little town

I see VMart listed in the first few paragraphs but not listed ( I don’t think) in any of the north or south caravan bus events. Is he coming Jason?

On the last thread about Moya’s strikeouts, I don’t like them either but how many times did Trout strike out? Not comparing , just sayin’

Trout: 184Ks and 705PAs

The problem are not the K but the lack of BB

Seriously just heard Scherzer say even someone like him could learn something from lowly Doug Fister. ( obviously i added the lowly) What an arrogant jerk. Nobody thinks more highly of Max Scherzer than Max Scherzer. more I hear him talk the more I dislike him

“Who want to be in Detroit when you have a choice to go ie San Diego, San Fran, even New York?” That idiot on MLB Network dogging Detroit with Jon Heyman trying to get him to shut up.

Ya I heard that too Kathy and how he had a conversation with Scherzer about not really wanting to be in Detroit and Max kinda smerked (spelling). The more I hear the less and less I think about him.

Eric Byrnes is who said it……over and over again how much better playing in any other city if you have a choice. What a creep.

Yep and Scherzer smirked when Byrnes brought it up to Scherzer and didn’t deny it. Good riddance Max go give up 5 runs in the playoffs for some other team. Waste their $

I didn’t see it. If so, maybe that’s why Byrnes stunk in Colorado, Baltimore and Seattle:
http://www.baseball-reference.com/players/b/byrneer01.shtml

Jason Beck ‏@beckjason 50m50 minutes ago
Scherzer: “It’s all about winning. I don’t play this game for money, but when someone makes you an offer like that, it’s like wow.”

Rich ‏@Rich_Six 5m5 minutes ago
@beckjason My BS detector just jumped into the red zone.

Bone headed thing to say. Everyone knows the games top players have come from all sorts of places, from big cities (Baltimore; Mr. Baseball) to rural towns (Narrows, GA; Ty Cobb). FACT: one can play MLB ball in Detroit and live downtown to Dexter, MI

I hope Max wins a CY in the National League. He is a quality person and a quality baseball player.

Don’t bet on it. Good as he was, Max benefited greatly from a lineup that included two of the best hitters of the last 50 years. He may be surprised to see how important run support is when he does not have it.

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