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Detroit Tigers: Where You Can Watch the Team in Spring Training Next Week

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Mar 2, 2017; Lakeland, FL, USA; Detroit Tigers left fielder Justin Upton (8) gets a high five from catcher Alex Avila (31) after Upton hit a solo home run during the second inning of a MLB spring training baseball game against the Pittsburgh Pirates at Joker Marchant Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Reinhold Matay-USA TODAY Sports
Mar 2, 2017; Lakeland, FL, USA; Detroit Tigers left fielder Justin Upton (8) gets a high five from catcher Alex Avila (31) after Upton hit a solo home run during the second inning of a MLB spring training baseball game against the Pittsburgh Pirates at Joker Marchant Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Reinhold Matay-USA TODAY Sports /
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Detroit Tigers players continue to chip away at the team’s Grapefruit League schedule. Already, Detroit has played 11 games. Here’s when you’ll be able to watch the Tigers on television next.

Detroit Tigers baseball is back.

The Tigers haven’t had the easiest time of things this spring from a result standpoint, but the team is still making progress towards the regular season.

At this point, the Spring Training scores don’t really hold any meaning.

Last season, the World Champion Chicago Cubs finished with the second-worst record in the Cactus League with an 11-19 mark.

The two top teams in the Cactus League in 2016 were the Arizona Diamondbacks (24-8) and the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim (19-8).

Both clubs wound up missing the playoffs as Arizona finished the regular season with a 69-93 record while Anaheim ended with a 74-88 mark.

At this point, the Detroit Tigers are 3-8. However, there’s plenty of time to build positive momentum heading into the regular season.

So when will you be able to watch the club on television next?

That would be on Thursday, March 9th.

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Per a page on the Tigers’ official website listing Detroit’s broadcast schedule, the team will take on the New York Mets on Thursday. The game will air on MLB Network.

Starting pitchers haven’t yet been announced, but Brad Ausmus will have significantly fewer players to select for his starting lineup.

The Tigers will send a significant contingent of players to the World Baseball Classic.

Some of Detroit’s finest will be suiting up for their respective national teams, with Miguel Cabrera, Ian Kinsler and Victor Martinez all participating.

Cabrera, Martinez, Bruce Rondon and Francisco Rodriguez will play for the Venezuelan team.

Tigers minor league pitcher Arcenio Leon could also pitch for Omar Vizquel and company.

Kinsler is playing for former Detroit manager Jim Leyland on the United States’ team. He could potentially be joined later on in the tournament by Michael Fulmer and Alex Wilson.

Other participants include Joe Jimenez (pitching for Puerto Rico), first baseman Efren Navarro (Mexico), shortstop Daniel Pinero and reliever Dustin Molleken (Canada), and pitchers Travis Blackley and Warwick Saupold (Australia).

The Week Ahead

Before the Detroit Tigers hit the road to take on the Mets on Thursday at 1:00 p.m. Eastern Time, the team will host Baltimore and Philadelphia in a pair of home games on Monday and Tuesday.

Those games won’t be available on television.

Next: Non-Roster Invitees to Watch During the Rest of Spring Training

Following the Mets game, Detroit will play nine other televised games in Spring Training.

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