Ausmus releases lineup as Tigers open spring training

Ausmus releases lineup as Tigers open spring training

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LAKELAND, Fla. (WJBK -

The Detroit Tigers will open spring training season with their annual game against Florida Southern on Tuesday afternoon.

In advance, manager Brad Ausmus released his first lineup:

1. 2B Ian Kinsler
2. RF Torii Hunter
3. 1B Miguel Cabrera
4. DH Victor Martinez
5. CF Austin Jackson
6. LF Andy Dirks
7. C James McCann
8. 3B Nick Castellanos
9. SS Jose Iglesias

Speculation is that this will the Opening Day lineup with the exception of catcher where Alex Avila is expected to start.

The Tigers open the regular season March 31 against Kansas City.

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