Detroit Tigers Sunday MCB Notes: Spring Training is finally underway
We are rolling out every Sunday the “Detroit Tigers MCB Notes” a weekly recap of all things Detroit Tigers & MLB that catches our eye.
For the first time in 2022, we can hear the “best shape in their career” stories and roll with it as Detroit Tigers spring training is underway down in Lakeland. The last few weeks have been filled with the headlines of the Detroit Tigers minor league players in mini-camp. Now, several of those names are now in the major league camp.
Here’s the Detroit Tigers Spring Training Roster
Jake Rogers and Spencer Turnbull are both on the 60-day IL but there was an encouraging sign last week as Rogers was seen throwing the ball. He went under Tommy John surgery in the fall.
A.J. Hinch speaks to the media
Earlier this morning, Detroit Tigers manager A.J. Hinch spoke to the media regarding the future, expectations for the Tigers this season and the starting rotation. Have to admit, it was nice to see a normal press conference instead of a zoom call.
A former pair of Detroit Tigers find a new home
In a move that no one saw coming, the St. Louis Cardinals kicked off free agency by signing former Tigers pitcher Drew VerHagen, who has spent the last two seasons in Japan. The other signing was the Houston Astros signing former infielder Niko Goodrum. Goodrum had this to say after he was signed.
Tigers add another bullpen arm for depth
On Saturday night, the Tigers signed RHP Miguel Diaz to a minor league deal. Dias, who was pitching with the San Diego Padres last season, throws primary a fastball and a changeup. Expect him to start the season with Toledo.
Miguel Cabrera is ready to pass the torch to Spencer Torkelson.
While speaking to the press today, Miguel Cabrera said he was willing to DH more so 1B Spencer Torkelson can play first base.