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Detroit Tigers: Team releases 2019 spring training schedule and other news

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CLEVELAND, OH - APRIL 11: Daniel Norris #44 of the Detroit Tigers pitches during the second inning against the Cleveland Indians at Progressive Field on April 11, 2018 in Cleveland, Ohio. (Photo by Jason Miller/Getty Images)
CLEVELAND, OH - APRIL 11: Daniel Norris #44 of the Detroit Tigers pitches during the second inning against the Cleveland Indians at Progressive Field on April 11, 2018 in Cleveland, Ohio. (Photo by Jason Miller/Getty Images) /
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Here at The Corner, we round up Detroit Tigers news and rumors around the Tigers blogosphere so that you don’t spend hours surfing the web searching.

The Detroit Tigers released their schedule for the 2019 spring training in Lakeland. With the end of season nearing, looking forward towards the off-season and next spring training offers some glimmer of hope.

However, as SB Nation’s Bless You Boys point out the Tigers annual Florida Southern game is absent from the 2019 spring training schedule. The matchup had been one of the longest running exhibition games in spring training.

Like father, like son is what the Detroit News is reporting. Chris McCoskey writes that Ron Gardenhire will manage against his son when the Twins take on the Tigers during a September series. That’s a memorable September call-up for the Gardenhire family.

Over at the Athletic, there’s a Q&A worth reading, if you have a subscription to the Athletic. Max Bultman sat down with Tigers bench Coach Steve Liddell to talk analytics and Ron Gardenhire (subscription required). Liddel and Gardenhire have known each other personally since 1987 according to the article.

With the August 31st trade deadline approaching, our own Andy Patton has been doing a trade of the day series. He continued that yesterday by looking at a Liriano to the A’s trade. It’s highly unlikely that Liriano would be traded given his struggles. But, the A’s already took Mike Fiers from the Tigers, so they could do it again with Liriano.

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Earlier this week, Daniel Norris had a rehab outing with Triple-A Toledo. It’s been reported that he could join the team within the next couple weeks. Over at Call to the Pen, Brad Faber looks at whether he’ll start out in the pen or join the starting rotation.

Norris has only made slot starts this season for the Tigers and the team might move him fully to the bullpen going forward.

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