Candelario went 2-for-3 with an RBI triple, a double and a run scored in Wednesday's win over the Yankees. Candelario tied the game up with his run-scoring triple in the first inning, and eventually came around to score on a single from Grayson Greiner to put the Tigers ahead. The third baseman has now produced a trio of extra-base hits and a 1:2 K:BB through four spring games.
Candelario (back) will lead off and play third base Saturday against the Royals, Chris McCosky of The Detroit News reports. Candelario had been held out since exiting Tuesday's contest with back spasms, but he'll return to action with Jakob Junis slated to toe the rubber for Kansas City. The 24-year-old is slashing .228/.317/.407 in 136 appearances in 2018.
Candelario (back) remains on the bench Friday against the Royals, Jason Beck of MLB.com reports. Candelario exited Tuesday's game with back spasms and has yet to appear in a game since. Ronny Rodriguez gets the start at third base Friday.
Candelario (back) is out of the lineup against Kansas City on Thursday, Chris McCosky of the Detroit News reports. Candelario will remain sidelined for a second straight day as he continues to nurse a back issue that popped up during Tuesday's game. Ronny Rodriguez will draw another start at the hot corner in his place.
Candelario (back) is not in the lineup against Minnesota on Wednesday, Evan Woodbery of MLive Media Group reports. Candelario will head to the bench for Wednesday's matinee after leaving Tuesday's contest in the eighth inning due to back spasms. In his absence, Ronny Rodriguez will handle the hot corner and bat fifth. Consider Candelario day-to-day prior to Thursday's game.