The Detroit Tigers will carry 13 position players on the roster when they head to Minnesota for Opening Day. Eleven of those spots appear to be locked up. Barring injuries, the Tigers will have these 10 players on the Opening Day roster: Prince Fielder, Omar Infante, Jhonny Peralta, Miguel Cabrera, Victor Martinez, Alex Avila, Brayan Pena, Austin Jackson, Torii Hunter and Andy Dirks. The Tigers are likely to carry Ramon Santiago as their utility infielder. That makes 11. Here are the top four candidates for the other two spots (in alphabetical order): Quintin Berry: If Berry makes the team, his starts will be few and far between. But he would play an important role as a pinch-runner for a team that could use some speed and has its share of plodders in the middle of the lineup. Brennan Boesch: Dirks, Berry and Boesch all hit left-handed, so it wouldn't make a ton of sense to carry all of them. But there are multiple scenarios in which Boesch could make the team, including one that very few people seem to be considering: He could play extremely well this spring and earn a spot on the roster.
Detroit Tigers appear to have four position players who are strong candidates for final two spots
Michigan Live | Feb 15