Detroit Tigers make second cuts of Spring Training; option five to minors


Feb 23, 2014; Lakeland, FL, USA; Detroit Tigers relief pitcher Justin Miller (60) poses for a photo picture at Joker Marchant Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

The Detroit Tigers were busy making their second round of Spring Training cuts of the week on Friday morning.

Nine players were sent to the various minor league teams on Wednesday and now another group of guys learned that they’ll have to wait until next year to make a major league roster for Opening Day.

No real surprises here save for maybe RHP Justin Miller. As Spring Training approached, many thought perhaps the 26-year old would be in the mix for a bullpen spot, but he had a tough spring and got roughed up in an outing against the Mets last week which seemed to seal his fate. Evan Reed and Luke Putkonen appeared to be higher on the depth chart once exhibition games began.

Also, per Iott, the Tigers assigned Devon Travis to minor league camp.

Detroit now has 41 players left in major league camp, meaning they need to trim one more to fall into the 40-man roster, and then the eventual trim to the 25 players who will head to snowy Detroit for Opening Day in just 17 days.