Detroit Tigers News MCB Sunday Notes: Opening Day draws closer
Detroit Tigers IL woes
Riley Greene, Derek Hill and reliever Andrew Chafin will start the season on the IL. Greene, who took a foul ball to the foot before hitting a triple against the Yankees, will be out with a broken right foot.
Hill is dealing with hamstring issues and Chafin is dealing with a groin issue. For the outfield depth concerns, Al Avila said they will likely stay within for replacements.
When speaking to the media, Avila said that Riley Greene was set to make the roster on Opening Day.
If you are looking to see what is down in Toledo for outfield alternatives, here is how it projects to be:
- Daz Cameron (on the 40-man roster)
- Jacob Robson
- Eric De La Rosa
For now, it appears that Eric Haase and both Castros could see time rotating in the outfield. Akil Baddoo is starting in centerfield for today’s spring training game, so it is more than likely he will be the Opening Day centerfielder.
Speaking of which, Casey Mize takes the hill for Detroit today. Check out the piece this morning by Brandon Day of Bless You Boys.com on how dialed in Mize has looked and our own with Jacob Boes. During our podcast this week, we opened with Mize talking about his splitter on the “Toeing the Slab a pitching podcast with David Cone” on the Jomboy Media network.
In other news, right-hander Jacob Barnes was reassigned back to major league camp and is still in competition for a spot in the bullpen, which is the only position battle left in camp.
Random Detroit Tigers related links for the week:
- Alex Lange and Miguel Cabrera make David Laurila’s Sunday Notes on FanGraphs
- Former Detroit Tigers outfielder Justin Upton is cut by the Angels
- Casey Mize on “Toeing the Slab, a pitching podcast with David Cone.”