Detroit Tigers: Former Players Feature on Upcoming Schedule
By Ben Rosener
Detroit Tigers players have so far enjoyed a successful season despite losing a number of players from last season’s team. Some of those players, and a number of other ex-Tigers will match up against Detroit.
Detroit Tigers players will enter a crucial stretch of the season on Monday when the team kicks off a three-game set with the Kansas City Royals. Detroit will play three other home series over the rest of the month. These include tilts with the Boston Red Sox, Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim and the Chicago White Sox.
After seven total games against the Royals and Red Sox, Detroit will hit the road for a brief, three-game series in Minnesota against the Twins. Following that, the team will return home for the aforementioned series versus Anaheim and Chicago.
While each game is crucial, the upcoming contests will feature teams that employ a significant number of former Detroit players.
Interestingly, the Tigers are a matchup with Yoenis Cespedes and the Mets away from facing all three prominent players traded at last season’s deadline. Of course, Detroit doesn’t play the Mets again this season, but David Price and Joakim Soria will both come back to Motown in the coming weeks.
Starting off with Kansas City, here is a look at the former Tigers Miguel Cabrera and company will face as the calendar creeps towards September.