News and Notes: Tigers win, Kinsler scratched, Gose impresses

Keeping track of the Detroit Tigers and all of the spring training news from Florida here at Detroit Sports Nation. Check out all the latest happenings below.


Tigers Top Braves 12-2

Strong showings from Shane Greene and Anthony Gose today led to a Tiger victory over the Atlanta Braves. The Tigers scored 5 runs in the first inning while batting around the order. Also, J.D. Martinez and Hernan Perez were both hit by pitches in today’s game. MLive.com provides a game wrap up here.


The Injury Train Keeps On Rollin’

Ian Kinsler is the latest injury casualty for the Tigers as he was scratched from the lineup today. Kinsler is nursing a sore left shoulder.

Maybe it’s from all that power hitting he’s been doing this spring as reported by MLive.

Kinsler is listed day to day, and his status will be re-evaluated early Saturday. Kinsler, who is batting 5-for-15 with two doubles, a triple, a home run and five RBIs this spring, was replaced by non-roster invitee Josh Wilson at second base.”

Other injured Tigers include Alex Avila, Yoenis Cespedes, Jose Iglesias, Miguel Cabrera, and Victor Martinez. For what it’s worth, Cabrera and Martinez continue to show progress while Cespedes takes more rest.


Gose Stepping Up

Young center fielder Anthony Gose‘s promising spring training has not gone unnoticed.

Former Tiger Willie Horton had some praise for Gose as well in a recent interview with the Detroit Free Press.

“This kid has got a whole lot of ability,” Horton said. “He can play outfield with anybody. He can flat-out go get it. I was talking with Mickey Stanley, the greatest centerfielder I ever played with. I told him, ‘This kid has your instinct. He goes and gets it. I see some of you in him.”

Gose also had a stellar game versus the Atlanta Braves today in Florida.


Who’s On First?

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With Miguel Cabrera and Victor Martinez still on the comeback from injury, Jordan Lennerton and Aaron Westlake have been stepping up to fill the void. According to skipper Brad Ausmus, Lenerton has been a professional this spring:

“Lenny’s pretty quiet,” Tigers manager Brad Ausmus said this morning. “He goes about his business.”

Read more from the Free Press interview here.


End Of An Era

Tom Gage made a surprise announcement today regarding his tenure as a sports writer for The Detroit News.

Working straight to the end, Gage posted this profile on former Tigers’ broadcaster Paul Carey today in the Detroit News.

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