Detroit Tigers: Three Things to Know for Game 2 vs Marlins
Former Marlins with the Tigers
In addition to Salty, there are a number of other former Marlins players who currently wear the Detroit uniform.
Miguel Cabrera is the most obvious, as the future Hall of Famer was dealt to Detroit with Dontrelle Willis in a famously lopsided trade. In just three games against the Fish, Miggy is hitting .417 with a RBI.
Additionally, reliever Logan Kensing, who made the team out of Spring Training, spent parts of six seasons with the Marlins from 2004 to 2009. The 33-year-old hasn’t been nearly as successful as Cabrera against his former employer. In just two relief appearances (4.1 inning pitched), Kensing was tagged for six hits, five runs and three home runs. He also hit a batter.
Injured outfielder Cameron Maybin, who went to Florida in the Cabrera trade, spent parts of three seasons with the Fish from 2008 to 2010.
Last but not least, Wednesday’s starter Anibal Sanchez will face the team he made his Major League debut with. Sanchez made his first appearance in the bigs with the Marlins in 2006, and stayed in Florida until the 2012 trade deadline, when the Tigers acquired him. In his only start against Miami, the 32-year-old threw five shutout innings, allowing only two hits while striking out eight hitters.