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Tigers announce '13 promotional schedule

LAKELAND, Fla. -- The Tigers have a slew of items honoring Miguel Cabrera and his MVP season to offer fans on their 2013 promotional schedule, from a miniature bat giveaway on the first Sunday of the season to a mini bobblehead, full-size bobblehead and knit hat.

Fathead likenesses of Justin Verlander and Prince Fielder, posters of Torii Hunter and Max Scherzer, and a Doug Fister mousepad are other highlights among the 35 giveaway promotions the Tigers have scheduled, along with 18 postgame fireworks shows.

The Tigers will give away items through their season-opening weekend series against the Yankees, starting with their traditional magnet schedule featuring Cabrera on Opening Day. The first 10,000 fans through the gates on Saturday, April 6, will receive a Tigers 2012 American League Championship banner.

Sunday, April 7, will be the Cabrera mini-bat giveaway for all kids in attendance, part of the Sunday Kids Day promotions.

The Tigers' two Wednesday home games in April will feature mini-bobblehead giveaways. The first 10,000 fans through the gates on April 10 will receive the Cabrera version; the same number through the gates on April 24 will receive one of Verlander.

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