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Tigers Full Squad Reports to Lakeland

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LAKELAND, Florida— The Detroit Tigers have officially begun defense of their American League Championship. With pitchers and catchers having been in Lakeland since early in the week, the rest of the team reported yesterday in anticipation of first workouts today.

It’s been a cool, damp morning in Lakeland, so the team had been spending time in the batting cages. A matchup with the Atlanta Braves to open spring training is a week away!

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Above is a picture tweeted by Justin Verlander (@JustinVerlander) on the 1st day of full squad practice. Those are some good lookin’ fellas!

We’ll have more from the Grapefruit League as spring training continues.

About Jeff Deacon

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Jeff joined the DSN crew in 2011 as a beat writer for the Detroit Tigers. He also covers news around the National Hockey League. Jeff currently resides in Phoenix, AZ where he is focusing on a career as an airline pilot. Follow Jeff on Twitter at @JeffDeacs.

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  • Derek Surmont

    Go tigers!!! Lets go Daniel Fields!!!!

  • Susan Cook Olson

    Next week, baby!!!! :-)