The Detroit Tigers made their second round of cuts to the spring training roster Friday morning, assigned five additional players to the minor leagues.
Right-handed pitcher Justin Miller, first baseman Jordan Lennerton and center fielder Daniel Fields are being sent to Triple-A Toledo. Third baseman Francisco Martinez is being assigned to Double-A Erie.
Second baseman Devon Travis is being sent to minor league camp. Last year while playing for Single-A West Michigan and Single-A Lakeland Travis hit .351/.518 in 132 games and had 16 home runs.
Travis was 5 for 18 with a .278 avg in 18 at-bats during spring training this year and is ranked 84th on Baseball America's top 100 prospective players list for 2014.
This leaves the major league roster at 41 players with 17 days left in spring training before Opening Day on March 31st.
Tigers shortstop Jose Iglesias will be seeing a foot specialist Friday which may indicate his stress reactions are not getting any better. This is the second specialist, the first was last week for special orthotics which relieved the pain Iglesias has been experiencing to a degree.
There was progress when Tigers manager Brad Ausmus had informed reporters earlier in the week that along with batting practice he was completing fielding drills and jogging. However he is still not penciled in to appear in any games and this recent news does not bode well for the young defensive player.
The most likely options to fill his position temporarily are Hernan Perez and Eugenio Suarez, both who have been already filling in for Iglesias for the duration of spring training while the Tigers work on getting Iglesias' shin issues resolved permanently.