Kinsler scratched from lineup with sore left shoulder
The list of Tigers with nagging injuries expanded again on Friday, when second baseman Ian Kinsler was scratched from their lineup against the Braves with left shoulder soreness.
Kinsler is listed as day-to-day, as are outfielder Yoenis Cespedes (left quad tightness) and catcher Alex Avila (lower back soreness). Shortstop Jose Iglesias just returned from a bruised right shin that left him day-to-day as well.
Kinsler had no reported injuries previously. He has played in six games this spring, batting 5-for-15 with two doubles, a triple, a home run and five RBIs while adding three walks. He played three at-bats against the Astros on Thursday.
Josh Wilson replaced Kinsler in Friday’s starting lineup, while Anthony Gose moved to the leadoff spot.