Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Detroit Tigers Invite 18 Players to Spring Training

The Detroit Tigers Announced today that they will be inviting 18 players to Spring Training in the 2012 season. Those invites are headlined by left handed starter Drew Smyly and third baseman Nick Castellanos. Both players are top prospects of the Tigers and have been linked in trade rumors this offseason.

The entire list of players with an invite to make the big league club are:

Pitchers: Chris Bootcheck, Darin Downs and Drew Smyly.

Catchers: Rob Brantly, Curt Casali, Bryan Holaday, Patrick Leyland, James McCann and Omir Santos.

Infielders: Nick Castellanos, Audy Ciriaco, Argenis Diaz and Ryan Strieby.

Outfielders: Quintin Berry, Jerad Head and Matt Young.

Utility Players: Justin Henry and Eric Patterson.

Most of these players do not have much of a chance to make the team out of Spring Training, but will get valuable time with the big team and some of these players could be called up for various reasons during the regular season.

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