Coming down only hours after the internet went crazy speculating whether or not Quintin Berry would make the opening day roster, the answer is here.
Per the official Tigers twitter feed, the team has optioned Jacob Turner to triple-a Toledo and reassigned Chris Bootcheck, Quintin Berry, Audy Ciriaco, Argenis Diaz, and Ryan Strieby to minor league camp.
There won’t be any surprises on the opening day roster this year.
The Tigers now have 15 pitchers still in major league camp: Bold indicates obvious locks.
Starters: Justin Verlander, Rick Porcello, Max Scherzer, Doug Fister, Andrew Oliver, Duane Below, and Drew Smyly (NRI)
Relievers: Jose Valverde, Joaquin Benoit, Octavio Dotel, Phil Coke, Dan Schlereth, Collin Balester, Luis Marte, and Brayan Villarreal
This will obviously whittle down to 12 before April 5th.
The Tigers now have 16 position players still in major league camp: Bold indicates obvious locks.
Infielders: C Alex Avila, 1B Prince Fielder, 2B Ryan Raburn, SS Jhonny Peralta, and 3B Miguel Cabrera, C Gerald Laird, INF Ramon Santiago, INF Brandon Inge, INF Danny Worth, C Omir Santos (NRI)
Outfielders: RF Brennan Boesch, CF Austin Jackson, LF Delmon Young, OF Andy Dirks, OF Clete Thomas, and UTIL Don Kelly
This will obviously whittle down to 13 before April 5th.