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Tigers set 2008 Opening Day Roster

It’s done. After 6 weeks of simmering, the Tigers now know who will be heading North. Clete Thomas gets the last position player spot. Yorman Bazardo and Aquilino Lopez round out the bullpen. The additions of Thomas and Lopez require both to be added to the 40 man roster which now stands at 37.

It also means that Casey Fien won’t be coming with the team. Going from Low A to the big leagues would be quite the jump, still he caught the skippers eye meaning that he’d be on a short list of potential call-ups.

The organizational tree and roster pages have been updated accordingly.

Your 2008 Detroit Tigers…

Catchers
Pudge Rodriguez
Vance Wilson – DL

Infielders
Carlos Guillen
Placido Polanco
Edgar Renteria
Miguel Cabrera
Ramon Santiago
Ryan Raburn

Outfielders
Magglio Ordonez
Brandon Inge
Jacque Jones
Marcus Thames
Clete Thomas
Curtis Granderson – DL

DH
Gary Sheffield

Starting Pitchers
Justin Verlander
Kenny Rogers
Jeremy Bonderman
Nate Robertson
Dontrelle Willis

Bullpen
Todd Jones
Denny Bautista
Zach Miner
Jason Grilli
Bobby Seay
Yorman Bazardo
Aquilino Lopez
Jordan Tata – DL
Fernando Rodney – DL
Joel Zumaya – DL

Posted by on March 28, 2008.

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Categories: 2008 Season, Roster Management

4 Responses

  1. They selected their best 25 guys. I didn’t feel that way last year after they sent Shelton down after a steller spring.

    Hopefully Dontrelle finds his command, he is the one I am most worried about.

    The game with the Astros was on MLB.com and they looked good.

    -Sam

    by Sam on Mar 28, 2008 at 11:58 pm

  2. Forgot Clete…

    by yak on Mar 29, 2008 at 1:31 am

  3. Not stoked on that bullpen. Then again, there’s probably about 2 teams I can think of that are excited about their bullpen.

    by Mike R on Mar 29, 2008 at 3:44 am

  4. Hate to see 3 DL’s in the bullpen on the opening day roster. Especially those 3.

    by Keith in IA on Mar 29, 2008 at 4:09 am

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