Porcello among Tigers' 12 cutsNews: The Tigers trimmed 12 players from their spring roster Wednesday: RHP Armando Galarraga and LHP Macay McBride were optioned to Triple-A, while RHP Rick Porcello was optioned to Class A; RHP Jeff Gerbe, C Joe Bowen, C Dusty Ryan, C James Skelton, 1B Jeff Larish, INF Daniel Worth, OF Matthew Joyce, OF Wilkin Ramirez and OF Clete Thomas were reassigned to minor league camp. Now only 46 players remain in major league camp. Analysis: Porcello is an elite pitching prospect who should be highly sought in long-term keeper leagues. He could make his debut later in the second half. These other players are organizational depth at this point, don't figure to impact Fantasy leagues in 2008 and can be ignored in all Fantasy leagues on Draft Day.
Gerbe's shoulder hurtsNews: The Detroit Free Press reports that three Tigers have been sidelined with shoulder discomfort: left-hander Clay Rapada, right-hander Jeff Gerbe and outfielder Matt Joyce. Analysis: Gerbe has missed time in the past two seasons with shoulder tendinitis. Joyce's tendinitis should be resolved in the next couple days. Neither of these players is worth picking up outside of larger AL-only formats.