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GameThread: Florida Southern at Detroit Tigers, 1:05 p.m.

GameThread: Florida Southern at Detroit Tigers, 1:05 p.m.

Florida Southern Mocs at Detroit Tigers Time/Place: 1:05 p.m., Joker Marchant StadiumMedia: MLB GameDay, No TV/radio DETROIT TIGERS Ian Kinsler - 2B Victor Martinez - DH Miguel Cabrera - 1B J.D. Martinez - RF Justin Upton - LF Nick Castellanos - 3B James McCann - C Mikie Mahtook - CF Jose Iglesias - SS SCHEDULED TO PITCH Myles Jaye, Sandy Baez, Victor Alcantara, Joe Jimenez, Adam Ravenelle, Ruben Alaniz, William Cuevas
Bless You Boys Feb 22, 2017
Spring training 2017: Justin Upton will not bat 2nd for Tigers to start season

Spring training 2017: Justin Upton will not bat 2nd for Tigers to start season

Manager Brad Ausmus said Upton would bat second earlier this month, but has since changed his mind. On Wednesday, manager Brad Ausmus told reporters that left fielder Justin Upton will not hit second in the Detroit Tigers’ lineup to start the season. This comes as a surprise, since many had already penciled Upton in as the No. 2 hitter following Ausmus’ comments saying just that earlier this month. When Ausmus informed reporters that Upton would not bat second, he was asked who else would be considered for the spot. His response? “Anyone else.” Ausmus hinted that J.D. Martinez and...
Grand Rapids Press Feb 22, 2017
Who will bat 2nd? A look at the Tigers' lineup options

Who will bat 2nd? A look at the Tigers' lineup options

After an incredibly streaky year, Ausmus has decided to leave Justin Upton in the middle of the lineup, where he had more success, rather than tempt fate by batting him second again. LAKELAND, Fla. -- We know now that Justin Upton won't be batting second for the Detroit Tigers in 2017. Upton started last season in that role and went just 16-for-76 (.211). He homered only once and struck out 32 times (40 percent of his plate appearances). After an incredibly streaky year, Ausmus has decided to leave Upton in the middle of the lineup, where he had more success,...
Grand Rapids Press Feb 21, 2017
After streaky debut, Justin Upton excited for Year 2 with Tigers

After streaky debut, Justin Upton excited for Year 2 with Tigers

You just take what you learned and try to translate it to this year and move on, he said. LAKELAND, Fla. -- Justin Upton is coming off a season in which he had one of the worst stretches of his career immediately followed by one of the best stretches of his career. And that's for a player who's always been a bit streaky. So how does Upton approach his second season with the Detroit Tigers after such an unusual year? "You just take what you learned and try to translate it to this year and move on," he said. Upton's struggles, his brief benching in August and...
Grand Rapids Press Feb 18, 2017
Tigers spring training notebook: Jaws drop when Miggy arrives

Tigers spring training notebook: Jaws drop when Miggy arrives

Miguel Cabrera, Victor Martinez, Ian Kinsler and Justin Upton all participated Saturday in the first full-squad workout. LAKELAND, Fla. -- The biggest stars are frequently the last to arrive to spring training camp, and there is no bigger star on the Detroit Tigers than Miguel Cabrera. "I think for young guys, especially the first time in big-league camp, there's a little bit of a dropped jaw," said Tigers manager Brad Ausmus. "'Oh, there's Miguel Cabrera.' He's pretty recognizable." Cabrera, Victor Martinez, Ian Kinsler and Justin Upton all participated Saturday...
Grand Rapids Press Feb 18, 2017
Miguel Cabrera, Tigers hit the field: Live updates from 1st full workout Saturday

Miguel Cabrera, Tigers hit the field: Live updates from 1st full workout Saturday

Tigers beat reporter Evan Woodbery, columnist David Mayo and photographer Mike Mulholland will be on hand at the Tiger Town complex. Watch video LAKELAND, Fla. -- The pitchers and catchers have had the place to themselves for the last five days, but Tiger Town is about to get a lot more crowded. Miguel Cabrera, Justin Upton, Victor Martinez and the rest of the veterans are expected to hit the field for the first time today.  Practice should begin between 10 a.m. and 11 a.m. Saturday morning. Tigers beat reporter Evan Woodbery, columnist David...
Rotoworld Feb 6, 2017

Justin Upton unlikely to opt out after 2017 - Justin Upton (OF) Detroit Tigers

Anthony Fenech of the Detroit Free Press doesn't expect Justin Upton to exercise his opt-out clause after the 2017 season.

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