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.
- Ian Kinsler, 2B
- Anthony Gose, CF
- Miguel Cabrera, 1B
- Victor Martinez, DH
- Tyler Collins, RF
- Casey McGehee, 3B
- Jarrod Saltalamacchia, C
- John Mayberry Jr., LF
- Andrew Romine, SS
P: Daniel Norris, Shane Greene, Mark Lowe, Justin Wilson, Preston Guilmet, Lendy Castillo