The Detroit Tigers officially kick off their 2020 season with an exhibition match against the Southeastern University Fire, a school local to the Lakeland area. The Tigers have historically begun its spring training schedule with a matchup against an area college and this year will be no different.
The starting lineup and batting order have been announced, per Jason Beck, featuring a couple of familiar Castros as well as a few new friends with Jorge Bonifacio starting in left field and Eric Haase behind the plate. Tarik Skubal will take the mound for the start.
Good morning from Lakeland, where the temperature has dropped to 50 degrees. Fortunately, the Tigers are playing the Fire of Southeastern University. pic.twitter.com/pC5QCiPGiM— Jason Beck (@beckjason) February 21, 2020
- Harold Castro — 2B
- Willi Castro — SS
- Brandon Dixon — 1B
- Jorge Bonifacio — LF
- Dawel Lugo — 3B
- Travis Demeritte — DH
- Daz Cameron — RF
- Eric Haase — C
- Derek Hill — CF
Starting Pitcher — LHP Tarik Skubal
Other pitchers scheduled: Rony Garcia, Nolan Blackwood, Anthony Castro and Gerson Moreno
You can follow the action on MLB Gameday.