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Tigers' Nick Castellanos: Wants to hit second
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Tigers manager Brad Ausmus said Castellanos wants to hit second, Chris McCosky of the Detroit News reports.

The Tigers have discussed J.D. Martinez and Castellanos for the spot, and Castellanos certainly seems open to the idea. Ausmus said he wouldn't want his young third baseman to change his approach, but batting second would limit the RBI opportunities. However, Castellanos would see plenty of pitches to hit batting in front of Miguel Cabrera, and he could make a push for 30 home runs if he stays healthy.

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Tigers' Mike Pelfrey: Will pitch in relief Friday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Pelfrey will follow Michael Fulmer on the mound in Friday's spring training game against Baltimore, Jason Beck of MLB.com reports.

Pelfrey is battling for a spot in the rotation this spring, but he's likely behind Daniel Norris and Matt Boyd for the final two spots. Pelfrey could establish himself as a viable long relief candidate, however. He's slated to throw about 30-35 pitches on Friday.

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Tigers' Michael Fulmer: Starting Friday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Fulmer will make his spring training debut in a start against Baltimore on Friday, Jason Beck of MLB.com reports.

The reigning American League Rookie of the Year will throw about 30-35 pitches before giving way to Mike Pelfrey. Fulmer, who has been focusing on improving his fastball command this offseason, should be Detroit's No. 2 starter when the regular season begins.

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Tigers' Justin Upton: Won't bat second
by RotoWire Staff | Special to CBSSports.com

Manager Brad Ausmus said Upton won't bat second this season, Evan Woodbery of MLive.com reports.

Upton batted second 18 times for the Tigers in the first few weeks of the 2016 season and struggled mightily. During that stretch, he batted just .208 with one home run. From that point on, he primarily hit sixth and batted .252 with 30 home runs. Look for Upton to bat in the middle of Detroit's lineup this year, where he clearly appears more comfortable.

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Tigers' Nick Castellanos: Could bat second
by RotoWire Staff | Special to CBSSports.com

Castellanos is a candidate to bat second this season, Evan Woodbery of MLive.com reports.

Castellanos did not bat second at any point in 2016, as he primarily filled the No. 5 or 6 slots in the lineup. Manager Brad Ausmus is looking to figure out the best way to line up his power bats. Castellanos is primed for a big season if he's healthy, but batting second would limit his RBI potential. It might set him up to score more runs, however, and he could see better pitches to hit batting in front of Miguel Cabrera every day.

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2016 Team Leaders
AVGMiguel Cabrera , 1B.316
HRMiguel Cabrera , 1B38
RBIMiguel Cabrera , 1B108
OBPMiguel Cabrera , 1B.393
SLGMiguel Cabrera , 1B.563
RIan Kinsler , 2B117
SBCameron Maybin , CF15
WJustin Verlander , SP16
ERAJustin Verlander , SP3.04
WHIPJustin Verlander , SP1.00
KJustin Verlander , SP254
SVFrancisco Rodriguez , RP44

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