After that frustrating 7-game road trip out west the fans probably appreciated the day off Monday almost as much as the team did.
The team was busy though, and there are a number of roster changes.
- First, Alfredo Simon returns from bereavement leave and will resume his spot in the rotation tonight. Buck Farmer has been sent back to Toledo to make room for Simon’s return.
- The Tigers, having got their 2-hits worth out of Hernan Perez, put him on waivers. Perez was claimed by the Milwaukee Brewers. Perez is young enough the he still may have potential, but since he was out of options the Tigers were stuck keeping him on the major league roster or letting him go.
- To replace Perez, the Tigers added infielder Josh Wilson from Toledo. Wilson has hit .291 with 10 RBI for the Mud Hens.
- Rajai Davis has gone to join his wife for the birth of their 2nd child and has been placed on paternity leave, which means he will be back Friday at the latest. Getting his first major league call up to replace Rajai will be local boy Daniel Fields, who’s father played for the Tigers in 1986, was a hitting coach for Alan Trammel’s Tigers, and is now a minor league instructor. Fields has hit .271 with 3 home runs and 7 triples for the Mud Hens. Fields’ stay is likely to be short, but he provides that elusive left-handed bat with power.
- Anthony Gose, CF
- Jose Iglesias, SS
- Miguel Cabrera, 1B
- Yoenis Cespedes, LF
- Ian Kinsler, 2B
- JD Martinez, RF
- Tyler Collins, DH
- Nick Castellanos, 3B
- James McCann, C
Brad tries something a little different and moves the slumping Kinsler to 5th, and tries Iggy in the 2-spot.