Adjusted Opening Week Rotation
No reason has been given for the movement of Matt Boyd in the rotation, as he was not initially listed as a first week starter. However, the movement is likely the due to the amount of rest he has received. His last start in spring training was March 30 in Baltimore and the team wouldn’t want to leave him on the bench much longer.
The placement of Jordan Zimmermann on Saturday rather than Thursday makes sense as the weather forecast looks promising for that day and it will give him a better chance to start.
The Tigers will make up for the postponed April 5 game on May 26 in a doubleheader with the White Sox.