Thursday’s Tigers lineup and injury updates

From the Happiest Place on Earth, the Tigers will have Victor Martinez and Miguel Cabrera back in the lineup after they had yesterday. Martinez begins a stretch of three straight games; he’s in the tentative starting lineup for Friday’s home game against the Yankees as well as Saturday against the Nationals in Viera. Pretty much all the regulars are starting on Friday, in case you were wondering.

A few medical updates:

  • Cameron Maybin was walking around the clubhouse with a bat in his hands and seemingly no limitation in his left wrist, which was bruised by a Luis Severino fastball yesterday in Tampa. He’s undergoing a CT scan on his wrist today just in case, but it appears to be no structural damage.
  • Anibal Sanchez felt fine after playing catch yesterday, so he’s scheduled to get back on a mound and throw a bullpen session, his first since being sidelined last week with triceps inflammation.
  • Alex Wilson was to play catch this morning for the first time since being held back with shoulder soreness earlier this week. No word on how that went.
  • Montreal Robertson sounded upbeat about his chances of recovery in 6-8 weeks from his right shoulder, which popped out while he was sitting himself up in the weight room last week. He feels ok and believes he’ll get back to pitching without the need for surgery.

No TV for today’s game, but radio broadcast is available on AM 1270 back in Detroit and MLB Gameday Audio online.


  1. Ian Kinsler, 2B
  2. Anthony Gose, CF
  3. Miguel Cabrera, 1B
  4. Victor Martinez, DH
  5. Tyler Collins, RF
  6. Casey McGehee, 3B
  7. Jarrod Saltalamacchia, C
  8. John Mayberry Jr., LF
  9. Andrew Romine, SS

P: Daniel Norris, Shane Greene, Mark Lowe, Justin Wilson, Preston Guilmet, Lendy Castillo


These have to the scariest words for any pitcher: his pitching shoulder “popped out while he was sitting himself up in the weight room”. This begs the question of why oh why is a pitcher lifting weights during Spring Training? Stretching, running, throwing I understand but not much else makes sense.

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Bernard? AJax? He rejected 5 from Halos(mlbtr) and would be expensive,Boras

The he needs AB in the Minors would be a lame excuse not to give Bernard an opporunity.One month playing part time wont hurt his development

Totally agree. If I am Wynton I am thinking “this is my time”.

He can handle the true,Quintin Gose and DRS.He is unaware that the Tigers changed path to analytics,
DD seemes to be in charge, Boston signed Price against theit policy ang going old school after being the first saberteam. KC scout fueled success is a factor too

-Iott:” Detroit Tigers players were hit by pitches 16 times in 35 Grapefruit League games last season. They are halfway to that total in just five games this spring.”
Dubee wants Tigers pitching inside, be ready for more of that.Pitchin inside reduces contact, increase hard hit rate, Greinke said

Bernard gets the start. Seems like he may get a look after all.

And Sanchez actually got on the mound today.Will wonders ever cease?

Doc Holiday is having a great start to his spring training, too bad he is out of options.
With McCann and Salty in, Holiday may be the odd man out. Holiday is not a Starter but, he’s an adequate backup for some team in the need. Possible trade down the road?

His value diminishes every day. Teams will just wait for the waiver and have the upper hand in negotiations. Maybe they should trade Salty!
realistically though, this is a team built around RHB already and as badly as a power LHB is needed (i.e. Moya) there are two regulars ahead of his position too.

Tigers, just one prospect among the top BA 100

in the lineup after they had yesterday. ??? What does that mean?

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