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Detroit Tigers

Stadium: Comerica Park | Manager: Brad
Team RankingAVGRHRERA
Tigers.2777571554.01
AL Central Division1st1st1st3rd
American League 1st2nd4th9th
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Y. Cespedes
J. Martinez
R. Davis
T. Collins
A. Gose
R. Davis
T. Collins
J. Martinez
S. Moya
T. Collins
N. Castellanos
A. Romine
H. Perez
J. Iglesias
A. Romine
H. Perez
Rotation
1. D. Price
2. J. Verlander
3. A. Sanchez
4. A. Simon
5. S. Greene
I. Kinsler
A. Romine
H. Perez
M. Cabrera
V. Martinez
DH
V. Martinez
M. Cabrera
DL
None
A. Avila
B. Holaday
J. McCann
  Bullpen
J. Nathan (CL)
J. Soria
J. Chamberlain
A. Alburquerque
T. Gorzelanny
B. Hardy
L. Putkonen
B. Rondon
Last Updated: 03/05/2015
 
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Last Five Games
10/5 vs. BAL
I. Kinsler2B
T. HunterRF
M. Cabrera1B
V. MartinezDH
J. MartinezLF
A. AvilaC
N. Castellanos3B
A. RomineSS
D. KellyCF
 
10/3 vs. BAL
I. Kinsler2B
T. HunterRF
M. Cabrera1B
V. MartinezDH
J. MartinezLF
N. Castellanos3B
A. AvilaC
A. RomineSS
R. DavisCF
 
10/2 vs. BAL
I. Kinsler2B
T. HunterRF
M. Cabrera1B
V. MartinezDH
J. MartinezLF
A. AvilaC
N. Castellanos3B
A. RomineSS
R. DavisCF
 
9/28 vs. MIN
I. Kinsler2B
T. HunterRF
M. Cabrera1B
V. MartinezDH
J. MartinezLF
A. AvilaC
N. Castellanos3B
A. RomineSS
E. CarreraCF
 
9/27 vs. MIN
I. Kinsler2B
T. HunterRF
M. Cabrera1B
V. MartinezDH
J. MartinezLF
N. Castellanos3B
A. AvilaC
A. RomineSS
R. DavisCF

Most Frequent Lineup
 AvgHRRBI
I. Kinsler2B.2751792
T. HunterRF.2861783
M. Cabrera1B.31325109
V. MartinezDH.33532103
J. MartinezLF.3152376
N. Castellanos3B.2591166
A. AvilaC.2181147
A. RomineSS.227212
R. DavisCF.282851
 
Notes
  • 115 different lineups used this season.
  • Most frequent lineup used in 5 games.

Other Frequent Lineups
5 Game(s)
I. Kinsler2B
T. HunterRF
M. Cabrera1B
V. MartinezDH
A. JacksonCF
N. Castellanos3B
A. AvilaC
A. RomineSS
R. DavisLF
4 Game(s)
I. Kinsler2B
T. HunterRF
M. Cabrera1B
V. MartinezDH
J. MartinezLF
N. Castellanos3B
A. AvilaC
E. SuarezSS
R. DavisCF
4 Game(s)
R. DavisLF
I. Kinsler2B
M. Cabrera1B
V. MartinezDH
T. HunterRF
A. JacksonCF
N. Castellanos3B
B. HoladayC
D. WorthSS
4 Game(s)
R. DavisCF
I. Kinsler2B
M. Cabrera1B
V. MartinezDH
T. HunterRF
J. MartinezLF
N. Castellanos3B
B. HoladayC
E. SuarezSS
4 Game(s)
A. JacksonCF
I. Kinsler2B
M. Cabrera1B
V. MartinezDH
J. MartinezLF
T. HunterRF
N. Castellanos3B
A. AvilaC
E. SuarezSS

 
 

Joba Chamberlain, #44
Year-to-date Stats
WLIPERASVK
2563.03.57259
 
J.D. Martinez, #28
Year-to-date Stats
GAVGRHRRBISB
123.3155723766
 
Position Breakdown
OF - 111, DH - 5
Tom Gorzelanny, #32
Year-to-date Stats
WLIPERASVK
0021.00.86023
 
Steven Moya, #33
Year-to-date Stats
GAVGRHRRBISB
11.3752000
 
Position Breakdown
OF - 5, DH - 2
News
Tigers manager Brad Ausmus said outfielder Steven Moya will be available off the bench for Wednesday's spring game against the Orioles after sitting out Tuesday due to back spasms.
Alex Avila, #13
Year-to-date Stats
GAVGRHRRBISB
124.2184411470
 
Position Breakdown
C - 122, 1B - 1, DH - 1
News
Tigers catcher Alex Avila will miss the next three days in order to be with his family, according to the Detroit Free Press

Avila's wife is expected to give birth to their second daughter, so Avila will take a few days off. The 28-year-old hit .218/.327/.359 over 390 at-bats last year. He's expected to open the season as the team's starter behind the plate. 

James McCann, #34
Year-to-date Stats
GAVGRHRRBISB
9.2502001
 
Position Breakdown
C - 6, DH - 3
News
Tigers catcher James McCann, who is vying for a spot on the roster as a backup to Alex Avila, allowed a passed ball during Thursday's spring game against the Braves. After the game, McCann was very critical of his play and vowed to make sure no more pitches skip by him. 

McCann's relentless work ethic is one trait that manager Brad Aumus likes about the 24-year-old catcher.

"I don't have to worry about him working," Ausmus said Thursday, per the Detroit Free Press. "I think Mac does an excellent job. He is very alert. His head is into the game at all times. He understands that his value is greater on the defensive side of the game than it is when he is standing in the batter's box. That's not to say he doesn't take his hitting seriously.

"I think he has a chance to be a very good major-league catcher. I'm more concerned about how he handles a staff, how he calls a game, how he blocks balls in the dirt (than his ability to throw out runners)."

Hernan Perez, #26
Year-to-date Stats
GAVGRHRRBISB
8.2001000
 
Position Breakdown
2B - 5, SS - 1, 3B - 2
Joakim Soria, #38
Year-to-date Stats
WLIPERASVK
2444.13.251848
 
News
Tigers reliever Joakim Soria was able to throw live batting practice on Tuesday, according to the Detroit Free Press

Soria wasn't listed on the team's pitching schedule for the first five spring games, which caused some confusion. While Soria said he's fine, manager Brad Ausmus said Soria is slightly behind the other pitchers in camp by his own choice. Soria did receive positive reviews during his session. "By all accounts, Soria threw very well," Ausmus said.

The 30-year-old Soria posted a 3.25 ERA over 44 1/3 innings last year.

Bruce Rondon, #43
Year-to-date Stats
WLIPERASVK
000.00.0000
 
News
Tigers reliever Bruce Rondon will throw live batting practice on Friday, according to mlive.com.

Rondon is on schedule in his recovery from Tommy John surgery, according to manger Brad Ausmus. "His schedule was behind what the others were, so he's on schedule," Ausmus said. "We were going to take it slower with him regardless."

While he's on schedule, Rondon still has a lot of work to do. "First, he's got to get comfortable throwing to hitters," Ausmus said. "He's not quite there yet. Then, once we get him into games, we have to get him into back-to-back days. I would imagine that would be toward the end though."

The 24-year-old Rondon posted a 3.45 ERA over 28 2/3 innings in 2013. 

Jose Iglesias, #1
Year-to-date Stats
GAVGRHRRBISB
000000
 
Injuries
Shin - Out until at least early March (Updated - 3/6/15)
News
The Tigers front office and coaching staff probably held their breath for a bit when shortstop Jose Iglesias left Friday's spring game against the Mets with a right shin contusion, seeing how Iglesias missed all of the 2014 season with fractures in both of his shins.

However, it doesn't appear Iglesias suffered a major injury or setback, as the Tigers said his injury is not related to last year's injuries.

"I slid too late and hit it in the wrong spot, but I'll be fine," he said, per the Detroit Free Press.

Iglesias was 1 for 2 with one run, one RBI and one stolen base before leaving Friday's game -- his second appearance this spring.

Luke Putkonen, #39
Year-to-date Stats
WLIPERASVK
002.227.0001
 
Alfredo Simon, #31
Year-to-date Stats
WLIPERABBK
1510196.13.4456127
 
News
Tigers pitcher Alfredo Simon threw two scoreless innings in his spring debut Thursday, featuring a variety of pitches, including one that registered at 56 mph on the radar gun, MLive.com reports.

"That was a slow split," Simon said. "I use that in the game sometimes. ... I just want the hitter to train his eyes to see a slow pitch and after that I just come, like, with a hard two-seamer. It's going to be hard for him to hit the ball."

Simon struck out one in the appearance and let just one batter reach base, which came when he hit a batter with a pitch.

"I just feel really great," Simon said after his first outing with the Tigers. "I feel comfortable with my pitches and everything worked really good today."

Simon went 15-10 with a 3.44 ERA and 127:56 K:BB ratio in 196 1/3 innings with the Reds last season.

Andrew Romine, #27
Year-to-date Stats
GAVGRHRRBISB
1.2273021212
 
Position Breakdown
SS - 7, 3B - 3
David Price, #14
Year-to-date Stats
WLIPERABBK
1512248.13.2638271
 
Miguel Cabrera, #24
Year-to-date Stats
GAVGRHRRBISB
159.313101251091
 
Position Breakdown
1B - 126, 3B - 10, DH - 25
Injuries
Ankle - Questionable for start of season (Updated - 2/24/15)
News
Tigers first baseman Miguel Cabrera (ankle) has run at 72 percent body weight on the AlterG anti-gravity treadmill, manager Brad Ausmus said Thursday. Once Cabrera can run at 80 percent body weight, he will be cleared to run on flat ground and have grounders hit directly at him.

"He should be really close," Ausmus said, per the Detroit Free Press.

Cabrera participated in batting practice on the field Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday.

"He was hitting balls 425 feet out to left-center," Ausmus said.

Rajai Davis, #20
Year-to-date Stats
GAVGRHRRBISB
134.2826485136
 
Position Breakdown
OF - 125, DH - 1
Anthony Gose, #8
Year-to-date Stats
GAVGRHRRBISB
94.2263121315
 
Ian Kinsler, #3
Year-to-date Stats
GAVGRHRRBISB
161.275100179215
 
Position Breakdown
2B - 160
Joe Nathan, #36
Year-to-date Stats
WLIPERASVK
5458.04.813554
 
News
Tigers pitcher Joe Nathan threw 21 pitches in his first appearance of the spring, pitching the fifth inning of Tuesday's 15-2 win over the Orioles.

Nathan's fastball topped out at 92 mph, and manager Brad Ausmus said after the game that it looked good, MLive.com reports.

"I thought the fastball looked good," Ausmus said. "I thought the slider was better out there when he faced hitters (earlier in camp), but I thought the fastball was good."

Nathan said that his fastball felt pretty good but that his breaking stuff moved too laterally and not enough downhill.

"That's pretty simple to feel and get back in," he said. "I could tell that right off the bat where I yanked a curveball during one of the at-bats. Overall, it felt good for the first one. Threw four-seamers, two seamers, some sliders -- some decent, some kind of backed up on me -- but overall good for the first one."

Bryan Holaday, #50
Year-to-date Stats
GAVGRHRRBISB
62.231140151
 
Position Breakdown
C - 58, DH - 2
Victor Martinez, #41
Year-to-date Stats
GAVGRHRRBISB
151.33587321033
 
Position Breakdown
C - 2, 1B - 35, DH - 115
Injuries
Knee - Questionable for start of season (Updated - 2/5/15)
News
Tigers designated hitter Victor Martinez told reporters he remains on track to play on opening day, according to the Detroit Free Press.

Martinez, who is working his way back from a medial menisectomy in his left knee, revealed that he suffered the injury while playing catch in the street with his brother in February. He took 25 swings off a tee from each of the plate on Monday, and told reporters he would have taken 50 if the team trainer wasn't around.

The 36-year-old hit .335/.409/.565 over 561 at-bats last year.

Nick Castellanos, #9
Year-to-date Stats
GAVGRHRRBISB
148.2595011662
 
Position Breakdown
3B - 145
News
Tigers third baseman Nick Castellanos made it into the lineup for Wednesday's spring game against the Orioles after leaving Tuesday's game with a left hand contusion, per MLB.com. Castellanos underwent X-rays on Tuesday, which came back negative.
Shane Greene, #61
Year-to-date Stats
WLIPERABBK
5478.23.782981
 
Al Alburquerque, #62
Year-to-date Stats
WLIPERASVK
3157.12.51163
 
Tyler Collins, #18
Year-to-date Stats
GAVGRHRRBISB
18.2503140
 
Position Breakdown
OF - 11, DH - 1
Anibal Sanchez, #19
Year-to-date Stats
WLIPERABBK
85126.03.4330102
 
News
Tigers starting pitcher Anibal Sanchez breezed through his two-inning outing Wednesday against the Orioles. Sanchez faced just seven batters in his spring debut, allowing a single to J.J. Hardy in the first inning and no walks.

He also struck out Delmon Young.

"They put a really good lineup out," Sanchez said, per MLB.com. "I don't want to pitch around those guys. They're smart. I know they're going to swing because they're working, too."

Justin Verlander, #35
Year-to-date Stats
WLIPERABBK
1512206.04.5465159
 
Blaine Hardy, #65
Year-to-date Stats
WLIPERASVK
2139.02.54031
 
Yoenis Cespedes, #52
Year-to-date Stats
GAVGRHRRBISB
152.26089221007
 
Injuries
Back - Out until at least early March (Updated - 3/5/15)
News
Tigers outfielder Yoenis Cespedes was scratched from the lineup Thursday against Atlanta due to lower back tightness, according to the team's official website. Cespedes was acquired in an offseason trade with the Red Sox. He hit a grand slam in his first spring training at-bat in a Tigers uniform.

Cespedes will not be in the Tigers will face the Mets on Friday in Port St. Lucie. He's likely to return Saturday against Atlanta, per the Detroit Free Press.