Tuesday, February 22, 2011
Spring Training Update.
All is quiet on the Miguel Cabrera front as Spring Training enters week #2, and the first week with all players at camp (Cabrera excluded).
Dave Dombrowski said on Sunday that Cabrera is being looked at by MLB doctors and he didn’t rule out that Cabrera “could be away longer than a few days”, if it is decided that Cabrera needs to enter a rehab facility, but that decision hasn’t yet been reached. Dombrowski also said that the Tigers will comply with the recommendation from the Doctor.
New Tiger Victor Martinez has endeared himself to the catchers in camp. On Friday night Martinez treated all 6 minor league catchers, as well as catching mate Alex Avila, and bullpen catcher Scott Pickens to dinner in Orlando.
Manager Jim Leyland has announced who will get the starts for the Tigers first two games, this spring. Minor league prospect Andy Oliver will start the game Friday in the annual tilt against Florida Southern College. He will be followed by prospect Jacob Turner, Daniel Schlereth and Ryan Perry. Detroit’s 2nd game of the spring is against the Toronto Blue Jays, with Phil Coke getting the start, to be followed by Jose Valverde, Brad Thomas and Robbie Weinhardt.