David Chadd is a Tigers' vice president and the club's top man in amateur scouting. He won't be at Comerica Park for today's opener.

"I'll be out trying to find another Jon Lester," Chadd said.

If Chadd succeeds, there won't be anymore talk about how the Tigers continually lack a top left-handed starter.

A decade ago, serving as Boston's scouting director, Chadd drafted Lester. Today at Comerica Park, Lester starts against the Tigers and Justin Verlander.