When it was announced that defensive whiz Jose Iglesias would miss most (or all) of the season with stress fractures in both of his legs, the Tigers said they were content with considering internal replacements at shortstop.
10 questions facing the Tigers as season looms
The Detroit News, Tom Gage
Even with injuries, Tigers still favorite to win American League Central
Detroit Free Press, Jamie Samuelsen
As you agonize over the injuries and the unsettledness, just keep three names in your mind – Verlander, Scherzer and Sanchez.
Tigers cut eight more from camp, leaving four real decisions
Out of Left Field, Matthew B. Mowery
The Tigers trimmed eight from the big-league roster Sunday morning, leaving them with 32 in big league camp.
Thanks to a 2012 that was mostly aborted thanks to an elbow injury, 2013 was essentially Al Alburquerque’s second full season in the majors.
Injuries Abound But All is Not Lost for 2014 Detroit Tigers
Motor City Bengals, Josie Parnell
The Detroit Tigers have been injury plagued this Spring, but there are many bright spots to overcome the darkness.
Elsewhere in baseball:
Very quietly, the Chicago White Sox were one of the more successful American League clubs between 2000 and 2012.
The Heroic Role of the Baseball Villain
The Hardball Times, Patrick Dubuque
Sports are supposed to be a microcosm of life, a simplified model, one in which the rules make sense and are always the same, where (unlike life) winning and losing are objective concepts.
Is there anything the legendary Vin Scully can't do? Apparently not, even when it comes to welcoming fans to Dodgers baseball from the land Down Under.
Justin Verlander (@JustinVerlander) March 22, 2014
Scherzer: "I know we have a great thing here. I'm not saying the grass is greener on the other side. But I want to play this out."— Jason Beck (@beckjason) March 23, 2014
Excited to see that Miley Cyrus is following me. Surprised to see that she only has 12 followers.— Mario Impemba (@mario_impemba) March 19, 2014
Tweet me your best baseball stories for a chance to win opening day tickets. Use hashtag #tixfromjv to win!— Justin Verlander (@JustinVerlander) March 23, 2014
Just once I want to hear a player answer the "What was going through your mind"question with "neurons, electrical currents, the usual stuff"— Mario Impemba (@mario_impemba) March 20, 2014