The Detroit Tigers today announced the following 18 players have been invited to major league camp this spring in Lakeland, FL:
Righthanded pitcher: Chris Bootcheck
Lefthanded pitchers: Darin Downs, Drew Smyly
Catchers: Rob Brantly, Curt Casali, Bryan Holaday, Patrick Leyland, James McCann, Omir Santos
Infielders: Nick Castellanos, Audy Ciriaco, Argenis Diaz, Ryan Strieby
Infielders/outfielders: Justin Henry, Eric Patterson
Outfielders: Quintin Berry, Jerad Head, Matt Young
Additionally, the following staff members will be in uniform at major league camp this spring: Kevin Bradshaw, Ray Burris, Basilio Cabrera, George Carlo, Manny Crespo, Joe DePastino, Leon “Bull” Durham, Toby Harrah, Jerry Martin, Phil Nevin, Al Nipper, Dave Owen, Brian Peterson, Gene Roof and A.J. Sager. Additionally, both Willie Horton and Al Kaline will be in uniform this spring. Dustin Campbell, Matt Rankin and Chris McDonald will assist the major league training staff this spring, while Chris Walter and Steve Chase will both once again work with the Tigers strength and conditioning coordinator Javair Gillett.
The first pitchers and catchers workout in Lakeland will be on February 20, while the first full squad workout will be on February 24.