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Tigers' Grayson Greiner: Exits after dangerous HBP
Greiner left Sunday's spring game against the Blue Jays after being hit in the head by a pitch, Evan Woodbery of MLive.com reports.
It was the 28-year-old's lone plate appearance of the contest after entering as a pinch runner. Greiner is being evaluated and is expected to have his status updated Monday.... See More ... See Less
Tigers' Kody Clemens: Could start at Triple-A
Clemens is a candidate to begin his season at Triple-A Toledo and could also spend time at the Tigers' reinstated alternate training site, Jason Beck of MLB.com reports.
Clemens spent just 13 games at Double-A Erie back in 2019, but the team has reportedly been impressed with his work the last two spring trainings, so he could make the jump to Toledo. The organization will also get the chance to send players to an alternate training site early in the season, as the start of the Triple-A season was recently bumped back from April to May. Clemens could find himself in that group and has a shot to emerge as an in-season callup for the Tigers.... See More ... See Less
Tigers' Isaac Paredes: Plays well at second
Paredes looked good at second base in Saturday's Grapefruit League game against the Orioles, Jason Beck of MLB.com reports.
Paredes made a few diving catches and received strong reviews from teammates for his play at the keystone. The 22-year-old exclusively played third base during his debut 2020 season, but the ability to play several infield positions could help him earn more at-bats this season. Jonathan Schoop, who arrived at camp Sunday after being delayed due to visa issues, figures to be the regular second baseman for the Tigers once he clears intake testing and gets up to speed.... See More ... See Less
Tigers' Michael Fulmer: Effective in spring debut
Fulmer pitched two scoreless innings in Saturday's Grapefruit League game against the Orioles. He allowed one hit and struck out one.
Fulmer was making his first spring training start since 2019, as he was still recovering from Tommy John surgery this time last year. With the chance to get a full Grapefruit League slate under his belt, the 27-year-old may be able to work a little bit deeper into games this season, as he never worked more than three innings in any of his 10 appearances last year.... See More ... See Less
Tigers' Tarik Skubal: Strikes out two in debut
Skubal pitched two scoreless innings in Saturday's Grapefruit League game against the Orioles. He allowed one hit and struck out two.
Casey Mize and Matt Manning might have a little more hype, but Skubal is another promising young arm in Detroit. The lefty looked sharp in his spring debut and he's hoping to build off an uneven MLB debut in 2020, when he posted a 5.63 ERA and 1.22 WHIP across eight games (seven starts). Skubal did strike out 37 batters in his 32 innings of work last season, though he also averaged 3.1 walks per nine innings. If the 24-year-old can exhibit better control in 2021, he certainly has the stuff to put up solid numbers.... See More ... See Less
Tigers' Daz Cameron: Nearly ready to hit
Cameron (elbow) will take live batting practice next week and could get into a game as a designated hitter by the end of the week, Jason Beck of MLB.com reports.
Cameron has been dealing with a right elbow issue since before camp began. While he's expected to start hitting soon, he's not yet cleared to play the outfield. Cameron was already facing a potentially difficult battle to claim an Opening Day roster spot after posting a .483 OPS in his 17-game debut last season, and the lost practice time this spring can't help his chances even if he's fully cleared to play soon.... See More ... See Less
Tigers' Jonathan Schoop: Makes it to Florida
Schoop has finally made it to Florida following a visa-related delay but still has to go through intake testing before joining his teammates, Jason Beck of MLB.com reports.
Several players around the league dealt with visa issues this spring, but few were delayed as long as Schoop was. He should be able to join team workouts within the next few days, however, giving him roughly three weeks to prepare for Opening Day. Whether or not that's enough time likely depends on how well he was able to stay in shape while away from the team.... See More ... See Less
Tigers' Victor Reyes: Cleared to join team
Reyes (not injury-related) has cleared the intake process and joined his teammates for workouts Sunday, Jason Beck of MLB.com reports.
Visa issues cost Reyes the early part of camp, as it did for a handful of his teammates who were coming back into the country from overseas. While he did miss a meaningful portion of spring training, he still has over three weeks to get ready for Opening Day. Whether or not the Tigers expect that to be enough time for him to get up to full speed remains to be seen.... See More ... See Less
Tigers' Jose Urena: Spring debut coming Sunday
Urena (forearm) will start Sunday's spring game against the Blue Jays, Cody Stavenhagen of The Athletic reports.
The 29-year-old arrived a couple days late to camp due to travel issues and will see his first game action of spring training Sunday. Urena joined Detroit on a one-year, $3.25 million deal after being non-tendered by Miami in December, and he's a likely bet to open the season in the starting rotation. The right-hander had a 5.40 ERA, 1.50 WHIP and 15:13 K:BB over 23.1 innings for the Marlins last season before fracturing his right forearm in the season finale.... See More ... See Less
Tigers' Matthew Boyd: Makes spring debut
Boyd tossed two scoreless innings in Friday's Grapefruit League game against the Yankees. He walked two and struck out one.
Boyd made his Grapefruit League debut and was solid against a New York lineup that had most of its regulars. The lefty struggled with a 6.71 ERA and 1.48 WHIP last season, but he also acknowledged pitching through a hamstring injury and plantar fasciitis, which could have impacted his mechanics. If Boyd looks healthy and effective this spring, he could be primed for a bounceback 2021 campaign.... See More ... See Less
Tigers' Michael Fulmer: Officially starting Saturday
Fulmer (personal) is starting Saturday's spring game against the Orioles, Chris McCosky of The Detroit News reports.
Fulmer was away from the team for several days following the birth of his child, but he'll take the mound to begin Saturday's contest. Barring any setbacks, the right-hander will have plenty of time to build up in time for Opening Day.... See More ... See Less
Tigers' Spencer Turnbull: Allows two runs in spring debut
Turnbull allowed two runs on four hits across two innings in Thursday's Grapefruit League game against the Blue Jays. He walked one and struck out three.
Turnbull was fairly hittable in his spring debut, and the righty needed 39 pitches to navigate his two innings. Despite the so-so start, Turnbull should have a rotation spot firmly locked down on a Detroit team that isn't exactly full of proven options at this point. The 28-year-old turned in a solid 3.97 ERA and 1.34 WHIP across 56.2 innings last season.... See More ... See Less
Tigers' Miguel Cabrera: Plays first Thursday
Cabrera played first base Thursday in a Grapefruit League game, his first appearance there since 2019, Jason Beck of MLB.com reports.
Cabrera spent three innings in the field, and manager A.J. Hinch said afterward, "Miggy's a good first baseman. ... He was pretty active." The 37-year-old will now likely get a few days off, but he could return to the lineup this weekend and will likely continue to play first base occasionally into the regular season -- though it remains to be seen how frequently he'll be used defensively. Cabrera played in 57 games in 2020, all as the Tigers' DH.... See More ... See Less
Tigers' Zack Short: Doing fine following injury
Manager A.J. Hinch said that Short (head) checked out fine after leaving Thursday's spring game against Toronto early due to injury, Jason Beck of MLB.com reports.
Short was evaluated for concussion symptoms after being hit in the head by a pitch Thursday, but Hinch didn't express any concerns regarding his status. It's not yet clear when the 25-year-old will return, but he appears to have avoided a serious injury.... See More ... See Less
Tigers' Nomar Mazara: Could make spring debut Sunday
Mazara turned in a full workout Thursday and is completely cleared after having been delayed by visa issues at the start of spring training, Chris McCosky of The Detroit News reports.
Mazara rejoined the Tigers earlier this week after resolving his immigration status and passing all COVID-19 intake tests. The Tigers eased Mazara back into drills over his first couple of days in camp, but now that he's put in a full workout that included live batting practice, his spring debut should be coming soon. McCosky speculates that Mazara could make his first appearance in Grapefruit League play as soon as Sunday against the Blue Jays.... See More ... See Less
Tigers' Zack Short: Hit in head by pitch
Short left Thursday's game against Toronto after getting hit in the head by a pitch, Keegan Matheson of MLB.com reports.
Short remained down on one knee briefly before walking off with team trainers. The severity of the injury is not yet clear.... See More ... See Less
Tigers' Niko Goodrum: Off to good spring start
Goodrum went 2-for-2 with a double in Wednesday's Grapefruit League game against the Phillies and is a perfect 4-for-4 this spring.
It's naturally a really small sample size, but with Goodrum looking to solidify his role during spring training, every good performance helps. The 29-year-old will likely serve as a utility option for the Tigers with Willi Castro likely emerging as the everyday shortstop, but Goodrum should still play often across the field.... See More ... See Less
Tigers' Matt Manning: Logs two scoreless innings
Manning pitched two scoreless innings in Wednesday's Grapefruit League game against the Phillies. He allowed one hit and struck out one.
Manning threw 25 pitches (16 for strikes) and was effective in his spring debut. The 23-year-old is one of the team's top prospects and will compete for a rotation spot to begin the season, though he could begin the year in the minors and make his MLB debut later in the summer.... See More ... See Less
Tigers' Michael Fulmer: Scheduled to start Saturday
Fulmer (personal) is scheduled to start Saturday, Evan Woodbery of MLive.com reports.
Fulmer has been away from the team for a few days following the birth of his child, but he is set to rejoin the Tigers this weekend. Barring any hiccups, he will have plenty of time to build up his pitch count before Opening Day.... See More ... See Less
Tigers' Casey Mize: Fans three in spring debut
Mize pitched two scoreless innings in Tuesday's Cactus League game against the Pirates. He walked three and struck out three.
Mize didn't have great control, but he made up for it with the three strikeouts and generally looked sharp on the mound. The 23-year-old endured some rough patches in his MLB debut last season, registering a 6.99 ERA across seven starts, but the talent is certainly there for him to take a big step forward this year.... See More ... See Less
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