Tigers open up Grapefruit League Play

Our Detroit Tigers open up Grapefruit League play at home in Lakeland, Florida today against the same team, Baltimore Orioles, that knocked them out of the playoffs last season.  It looks like the Tigers are trying out Avila in the 2 hole today as they continue to look for someone to fill that spot in the line up.  Notably missing from today’s line up is Miguel Cabrera, Victor Martinez, and Jose Iglesias.

While Iglesias is out of today’s line up, it seems that Tiger skipper Brad Ausmus is just taking it slowly with him as he plans on him playing in tomorrow’s game.

Tigers fans showing up early for today’s game were given a nice treat, as Miguel Cabrera came out onto the field for some batting practice.  While this is a great sign, he is still some time away before returning to the line up.

Here are today’s line ups and expected pitchers for the visiting Baltimore Orioles and your Detroit Tigers.  You can listen to today’s game live on 97.1 The Ticket.


Baltimore Orioles
1. Everth Cabrera, SS
2. Jonathan Schoop, 2B
3. Nolan Reimold, RF
4. Matt Tuiasosopo, DH
5. Travis Snider, LF
6. Jimmy Paredes, 3B
7. J.P. Arencibia, C
8. David Lough, CF
9. Christian Walker, 1B
Probable pitchers: Ubaldo Jimenez, Eddie Gamboa, Chris Jones, Oliver Drake

Detroit Tigers
1. Rajai Davis, RF
2. Alex Avila, C
3. Ian Kinsler, 2B
4. Yoenis Cespedes, LF
5. Nick Castellanos, 3B
6. Tyler Collins, DH
7. Jordan Lennerton, 1B
8. Andrew Romine, SS
9. Anthony Gose, CF
• Probable pitchers: Kyle Lobstein, Joe Nathan, Tom Gorzelanny, Alex Wilson, Alberto Cabrera, Luke Putkonen, Josh Zeid, Rafael Dolis