Non-roster Tigers invitees first baseman Jason F. Stokes, shortstop Santo De Leon, catcher Andy Bouchie, catcher John Murrian, catcher Eric Roof, outfielder Ryan Patterson, pitcher Jason Waddell, pitcher Sam Narron, pitcher Macay McBride and pitcher Ruddy Lugo did not make the opening-day roster.
The Tigers announced the following minor league invites to spring training: outfielder Ryan Patterson; infielders Jason F. Stokes, Kory Casto, Santo De Leon and Cesar Nicolas; catchers Robinzon Diaz, Mike Rabelo, Max Pierre and Andy Bouchie; and pitchers Phil Dumatrait, Enrique Gonzalez, Ryan Ketchner, Ruddy Lugo, Macay McBride, Sam Narron, Josh Rainwater and Jason Waddell.
The Blue Jays optioned C Curtis Thigpen, C Robinzon Diaz, OF Adam Lind, OF Buck Coats and 3B Joe Inglett to Triple-A Syrcacuse. Also, they returned OF Wayne Lydon and OF Ryan Patterson to minor league camp Thursday.
The Blue Jays signed LHP Jesse Carlson, RHP Jeremy Cummings, RHP Jamie Vermilyea, OF Wayne Lydon, RHP Kane Davis and OF Matt Watson to minor league contracts with invitations to spring training. They also invited C J.P. Arencibia, C Brian Jeroloman, 1B Chip Cannon, OF Ryan Patterson and OF Travis Snider to spring training.
The Jays other non-No. 1 draft pick AFL attendees will be righty Jamie Vermilyea (2-2, 4.42 at Triple-A Syracuse), outfielder Ryan Patterson (.262, 15 homers, 62 RBI at New Hampshire) and Sergio Santos (.252, 20 homers, 61 RBI at New Hampshire).