Tigers News and Notes: Tigers/Yanks, Opening Day starter, and bacon on a stick

Wondering what’s happening with the Detroit Tigers in Florida? We’ve got you covered here at Detroit Sports Nation. All the latest news from Lakeland after the jump.


Struggling For A Foothold

The Detroit Tigers were graced with the presence of Alex Rodriguez and the New York Yankees in Grapefruit League action today. No word yet on whether ESPN will devote 15 minutes of Sportscenter to the Yankees latest travels. In game news, Alfredo Simon was not sharp as the Tigers dropped their 13th game this Spring in an 11-2 final.

In somewhat happier news, Joe NathanRajai Davis, and Yoenis Cespedes played well.


The Price Is Right

David Price will be on the mound for Tigers on Opening Day in Detroit. The left hander was surprised and happy to hear the news.

Of course, we had the breaking story for you right here at Detroit Sports Nation.

Fun fact: Justin Verlander has been the Opening Day starter for a long time.

To his credit, Verlander received the news in stride.

With the Opening Day starter situation settled, Chris Iott reports what the starting rotation should look like, at least early on, for Detroit this year.

 

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All The Trimmings

The Tigers made some significant roster cuts at training camp today.

Catcher Austin Green was also assigned to the minors today. Green is a young player with two years of Single A experience. He was a non roster invite to the 2015 camp.

 


Hunger Games

Comerica Park unveiled a new tempting culinary treat for fans this year. Let’s face it, when it starts with “bacon on a stick” how can you resist?

 


Tom Gage Update

Recently leaving the Detroit News, long time Detroit sports journalist Tom Gage joined the Fox Sports Detroit team. We’re glad to hear that Gage will still be working in Detroit. He’s a Detroit-born National Baseball Hall of Fame writer and belongs in The D covering the Tigers.

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