Monday’s lineups: Tigers vs. Blue Jays

After some deliberation, Jose Iglesias is not in the Tigers lineup. He wasn’t in the original lineup, but Brad Ausmus had considered putting him in after he missed yesterday’s game with the bruised right shin. He’s in the tentative lineup for tomorrow’s game against the Phillies at Clearwater.

With Iglesias not playing, Ian Kinsler is no longer in the starting lineup either. He was looking to get the start at second base to work alongside his double-play partner. Instead, Andrew Romine moves from shortstop to second base, and Dixon Machado enters the lineup at short. With Hernan Perez at first base today, there’s a trio of middle infield types in the lineup.

Originally, the Tigers were scheduled to face Marcus Stroman. However, he’s now starting the home end of the Jays’ split-squad set. Daniel Norris gets the roadie. Toronto’s lineup includes former Tigers Ramon Santiago and Ezequiel Carrera plus ex-Tigers prospect Devon Travis, as well as Dalton Pompey, the center fielder who made Anthony Gose tradeable.


  1. Rajai Davis, RF
  2. Anthony Gose, CF
  3. Yoenis Cespedes, LF
  4. Alex Avila, C
  5. Nick Castellanos, 3B
  6. Hernan Perez, 1B
  7. Dixon Machado, SS
  8. James McCann, DH
  9. Andrew Romine, 2B

P: Anibal Sanchez, Jose Valdez, Ian Krol, Alex Wilson, Rafael Dolis, Joe Nathan, Kyle Ryan, Omar Duran


  1. Ezequiel Carrera, LF
  2. Dalton Pompey, CF
  3. Jose Bautista, DH
  4. Dioner Navarro, C
  5. Caleb Gindi, RF
  6. Daric Barton, 1B
  7. Ramon Santiago, SS
  8. Devon Travis, 2B
  9. Munenori Kawasaki, 3B

P: Daniel Norris, Cory Burns, Matt West, Ryan Tepera, Greg Burke, Preston Guilmet, Juan Oramas


Norris got some recent national attention for his counterculture lifestyle:

Wow! Thanks for the link, Woody. He doesn’t care about the money, just wants peace of mind is what I gleaned.

yeah I saw that the other day. Refreshing to know not everyone needs to come to work with an amazing car.

Peace of mind comes a lot easier when you don’t have to worry about money.


Santiago comes back to haunt them.

This game is not being broadcast even on the radio. Sure would like to at least listen.

Carrera comes through for the Tigers. Gee, why didn’t they keep him?

because he messed up that 1 play in CF….even though he made an equally as rare great play like 2 wks prior

1. I am pretty sad that I can’t listen to the game today.
2. I have an interview for a prof. position at Western Mich
3. My family is from Holland – so they are ecstatic I have a shot (there are only 3 people being interviewed) at good work (for me) near them. Ann Arbor was where I went to college (for 10 years).

Mr D’s alma mater. Good luck, Even. Gotta go do my volunteer gig. Hope they win.

You can get tomorrow’s game on MLB.TV and MLB Network. That should make up for today.

if they have good anouncers it’ll make up for today…the mlb network broadcast earlier in the week was…weak

Schehl is reporting something more:
“He wanted one more day,” Ausmus said. “He’ll play (Tuesday), unless something odd happens in the next 18 hours.”. Iglesias asked the day off?

well….i’d rather them be more vocal about their health statuses….perhaps if Andy Dirks had been more forthcoming….

“It’s always a challenge for an athlete to not tell himself that he must play through the pain because that’s what we’re conditioned to do,” Dirks said. “But they’ve told me from the beginning that I just needed to concentrate on getting fully healthy. However long it took.”

Ah yes, Nathan as #25 “cover your eyes and keep the kids away!” Look at Benoit year ion 2014.

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