Thu Sep 22
|W 9 - 2||at MIN|
Thu Sep 22
|W 4 - 2||at MIN|
Fri Sep 23
|W 8 - 3||KC|
Sat Sep 24
|L 7 - 4||KC|
Sun Sep 25
|L 12 - 9||KC|
Mon Sep 26
|L 7 - 4||CLE|
Tue Sep 27
|W 12 - 0||CLE|
Wed Sep 28
|W 6 - 3||CLE|
Thu Sep 29
Fri Sep 30
|W 6 - 2||at ATL|
Sat Oct 1
|L 5 - 3||at ATL|
Sun Oct 2
|L 1 - 0||at ATL|
Sanchez will compete for a starting role in spring training, Jason Beck of MLB.com reports.
The right-hander struggled throughout 2016, failing to bring his ERA below 4.08 in any month of the season. Those struggles resulted in some yo-yoing between the rotation and the bullpen -- he'd be demoted to relief only to return to a starting role out of necessity. Sanchez's walk and HR/9 rates have gotten progressively worse in recent years, and it's difficult to imagine he will suddenly reverse those trends in his age-33 season. Daniel Norris, Matt Boyd and Mike Pelfrey will be in the mix for rotation spots as well.
Pelfrey made 22 starts for the
Zimmermann (neck) threw pain-free off a mound last week, Anthony Fenech of the Detroit Free Press reports.
The right-hander was treated with injections and underwent physical therapy earlier in the offseason to address the neck and back pain he dealt with throughout a significant portion of 2016. It sounds like he's doing well and is on track for spring training. Zimmermann saw his strikeout rate plummet in his first season with Detroit (from 7.3 K/9 to 5.6), coinciding with another downtick in average fastball velocity.
A lefty-mashing platoon bat, Mahtook figures to start in center field against southpaws, while Tyler Collins appears to have the edge to start against righties. Mahtook has a career .276/.322/.537 slash line with nine home runs in 144 career plate appearances against lefties.
Once a highly touted prospect with several huge tools (arm and run), Gose has never hit enough to profile as a regular. The
|2016 Team Leaders|
|AVG||Miguel Cabrera , 1B||.316|
|HR||Miguel Cabrera , 1B||38|
|RBI||Miguel Cabrera , 1B||108|
|OBP||Miguel Cabrera , 1B||.393|
|SLG||Miguel Cabrera , 1B||.563|
|R||Ian Kinsler , 2B||117|
|SB||Cameron Maybin , CF||15|
|W||Justin Verlander , SP||16|
|ERA||Justin Verlander , SP||3.04|
|WHIP||Justin Verlander , SP||1.00|
|K||Justin Verlander , SP||254|
|SV||Francisco Rodriguez , RP||44|
|Full Team Statistics|
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