Torii Hunter will remain in right for Detroit Tigers; Avisail Garcia likely to get majority of starts in center
MLive, Chris Iott
If Andy Dirks stays hot, he will be in the lineup more often than not. Does this mean less Don Kelly? We can only hope.
First basemen aren't moving the needle in Tigers farm system
The Detroit News, Lynn Henning
The options are looking pretty bleak without 100% Ryan Strieby waiting in the wings.
Max Scherzer’s LOB%
Eye On the Tigers, Jeff Roberts
It's pretty crazy to note that Scherzer has been the Tigers' fourth-best starter in terms of ERA, yet his ERA is 3.61 and he's getting unlucky. Yeah, the rotation is that good.
"It’s not fair, man. Like, really, man? How is it fair that Houston has to play the Tigers? Andy Dirks would hit cleanup for them. Don Kelly would probably play every day. Every single pitcher the Tigers have, including some in AAA, are better than anything the Astros have."
Around the AL Central:
MLB Final Score: New York Yankees 7, Cleveland Indians 0
Let's Go Tribe
The Indians won the first game of yesterday's doubleheader 1-0 thanks to a strong outing from Justin Masterson.
"The defense continues to make the pitching look worse than it is -- and Santiago didn't even look that good. He struggled with command of his breaking ball and screwball, and even missed a number of spots with his fastball."
Fast Reaction: Twins 10, White Sox 3
Aaron Hicks is finally starting to look like a big league centerfielder. He hit two home runs and robbed another, making Hawk Harrelson a very sad man.
Elsewhere in Baseball:
Bryce Harper: A swing of beauty
Washington Post, Adam Kilgore
"The origin story of Harper’s swing starts not in a lab, like some comic book hero’s superpower, but rather in his family’s garage...Bryce Harper could not fathom how many soft tosses or batting practice pitches his father threw him. 'Millions,' he said. 'Absolutely millions.'"
Rizzo's new deal looks fantastic for Cubs
Baseball Nation, Rob Neyer
There's always a small chance that a long-term deal like this busts, but locking up a player like Anthony Rizzo for slightly more per year than what the Tigers paid Delmon Young last season is a good move. Theo Epstein seems to be getting things heading in the right direction in Chicago.
Curtis Granderson returning? Brennan Boesch optioned to Triple-A
Pinstriped Bible, Jason Cohen
And to think that Boesch could be patrolling our outfield this year...