Jeff Larish is the 25th man

Steve Kornacki reports that Jeff Larish was getting congrats from his teammates today as he secured the last spot on the bench. Larish will be able to provide depth at the corners and be a lefty option at DH as well. He edges out Brent Clevlen who is out of options. The Tigers are probably looking to trade Clevlen or get him through waivers. I’d say there’s a decent chance he makes it through waivers and will report to Toledo.


  1. Mr. X

    April 2, 2009 at 3:31 pm

    Man, this roster turned out to be as solid as ever. In less than a year, we went from having a poor defensive infield to an excellent one. Added some speed to mix with Josh Anderson. Got younger by not having Jones, Pudge, Rogers, and Sheff. Added some new pitchers to the roster (Jackson, Porcello, Rincon, Perry, and Lyon). Giving home grown guys like Larish and Bonine another chance. And we still have plenty of power in the middle of the line-up.

    I think Leyland just saved his job. Spring Training turned out to be a good proving ground despite the WBC and setbacks to Bonderman/Zumaya/Willis.

  2. jud

    April 2, 2009 at 4:19 pm

    let the games begin!!!

  3. Coach Jim

    April 2, 2009 at 8:20 pm

    I presume Anderson has ability to play CF. This displaced Clevelan on the roster.

  4. Joel in Seattle

    April 2, 2009 at 9:47 pm


    He was in competition for the Braves’ CF job until shortly before the trade, so I think he can definitely play there.

  5. Dylan

    April 2, 2009 at 9:53 pm

    Is it Monday yet?

  6. Ryan

    April 3, 2009 at 12:47 am

    I am pretty happy about this offseason, honestly. We should have picked up Juan Cruz, but other than that, I have a good feeling about this year. Especially the improved defense.

    By the way, the Tigers pitching had an ERA under 4 in spring training.