Detroit Tigers players have already started to report to Spring Training. With Opening Day now on the horizon, here’s a look at what Detroit’s lineup will look like for the first game of the season.
Detroit Tigers fans will see the team open the season Monday, April 3rd in Chicago against the White Sox.
Before then, there are a few key decisions to be made.
Detroit will have to settle on a new starting center fielder, or at least some kind of solution in the middle of the outfield grass.
Elsewhere, a new bench unit will have to be selected.
Detroit’s only Major League free agent signing during the offseason, the backstop is expected to back up James McCann with the Tigers.
Other than the duo, and probably one of the players who doesn’t make it as the starting center fielder, there isn’t another surefire pick.
While there is still uncertainty on the bench, one player who will be playing on Opening Day is Justin Verlander.
The ace was tabbed as Detroit’s number one starter earlier in the offseason.
Here’s a look at the lineup that could play behind Verlander on April 3rd against the White Sox.