INF Andy Ibanez
Ibanez left to play for Team Cuba in the World Baseball Classic, but sprained his left finger during a workout. He's playing today for the Tigers today during their game against the Cardinals, and could rejoin Cuba for the WBC semifinals.
Heading into spring training, I thought Ibanez had a pretty good chance at making the team. But the injury he suffered has complicated things to say the least, especially since some of his competiton for a spot on the roster hasn't done anything to separate themselves.
I still believe the Tigers like him because of his contact skills, but he really needs to prove that he's healthy, first and foremost. If he does that, he needs to have a big performance for however long he's in the WBC, then for however many games he plays for the Tigers down the stretch.