The Detroit Tigers have both Miguel Cabrera and Victory Martinez on their way back to the lineup, so the last thing the team needs is another big name out for an extended period of time.
That’s why the Tigers are being so cautious with Yoenis Cespedes’ return.
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Cespedes will likely play left field on Tuesday, but he could also DH if Brad Aumust determines Cespedes’ leg is tight.
Ausmus also admitted both Andrew Romine and Hernan Perez could make the roster. The two are presumably competing for the Tigers’ super utility spot.
Finally, 27-year-old Josh Zeid will pitch a couple bullpen sessions before taking the mound in a Spring Training game.
Tigers take it easy with mending Cespedes – Chris McCosky, The Detroit News
"“I would much rather have Cespedes healthy, even if it costs us a spring training game,” manager Brad Ausmus said after the 1-0 spring loss to the Cardinals.And only a fool would argue the point.Cespedes, who missed time earlier this spring with back stiffness, hadn’t played since last Thursday because of a quad strain. He was the designated hitter Monday and his bat looked no worse for wear."
Brad Ausmus can envision keeping both Andrew Romine, Hernan Perez on Detroit Tigers’ roster – James Schmehl, MLive.com
"It’s been widely assumed this spring that Andrew Romine and Hernan Perez have been competing against each other in spring training for the vacant super-utility role.While it’s certainly possible only one of the two players will claim a roster spot when baseball season opens April 6, Tigers manager Brad Ausmus said Monday that he can envision an opening day roster with both players on it.In a scenario in which both Perez and Romine make the Tigers’ roster, it’d be nearly impossible for outfielder Tyler Collins to crack the 25-man team."
Tigers want reliever Josh Zeid to ‘rein’ in his energy – George Sipple, Detroit Free Press
"Zeid, 27, is healthy for the first time in a couple years. He previously had tried to pitch with fractures in his feet, before having surgery on them last year.Zeid gave up a one-out walk to Randal Grichuk in the sixth inning today. Grichuk advanced to second on a wild pitch, then scored on a line-drive single to center by Pete Kozma.Zeid (6-feet-4, 235 pounds) has a 5.40 ERA in six appearances this spring. He has allowed nine hits, five walks and four runs in 6 2/3 innings with four strikeouts."