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GIF: The 2014 Tigers' defense is not an improvement...yet

The Tigers' revamped defense didn't fare too well on Opening Day.

Rick Osentoski-USA TODAY Sports

One of the biggest talking points of the offseason was the improvements the Tigers made to their defense, especially in the infield. Unfortunately, things got off to a shaky start on Opening Day. First, Torii Hunter dropped a routine fly ball in the second inning.



Next, shortstop Alex Gonzalez did not alleviate fans' fears of his ability to replace Jose Iglesias when he looked Jhonny Peralta-esque on a ground ball to his right in the fourth inning.


Finally, Gonzalez bobbled a ground ball that ultimately led to the Royals' third run of the game.


Fortunately, Gonzalez atoned for his mistakes with a pair of clutch RBI hits later in the game.

BONUS: Then Nick Castellanos did this.


Better luck tomorrow Wednesday, kid.