The Tigers are getting closer to the 25-player roster limit with opening day coming up at Minnesota on Monday. Yesterday’s moves, which reduced the squad to 28, included sending speedy outfielder Quintin Berry to Triple-A Toledo. That means that veteran utility-man Don Kelly, at least for now, makes the team.
In Grapefruit League play Wednesday, Detroit lost 4-to-1 to Philadelphia at Lakeland. Tiger ace Justin Verlander performed well in his last mound appearance at spring training, fanning five while giving up 5-hits and two runs, one earned, over 5-and-two-thirds innings. By the way, Monday’s weather forecast for Minneapolis is sunny but breezy and cold with a high of 33