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Detroit Tigers

BaseballHotel and Accommodation IndustryHouston AstrosJose MesaGary SheffieldNew York Yankees

2006 record: 95-67, 2nd
Manager: Jim Leyland (2nd season)
Home games: Marchant Stadium (7,027) at Tiger Town, Al Kaline Drive, Lakeland, Fla. 33805.
Directions: East on I-4, exit on Memorial Blvd. (U.S. 92), east about 4 miles to Lakeland Hills Blvd. Stadium a mile north on right. West on I-4, travel to second exit for Route 33 onto Lakeland Hills Blvd. Stadium about 3 miles south on left.
Tickets: $7, $9, $12, $15, $17

Phone: 863-686-8075

Hotels:
Holiday Inn
3260 US Hwy 98 N.
Lakeland
(863) 688-8080

Comfort Inn & Suites
3520 N. Hwy. 98
Lakeland
(863) 859-0100

La Qinta Inn & Suites
1024 Crevasse St.
Lakeland
(863) 859-2866

Weather conditions:

Lakeland area
Key additions: DH Gary Sheffield, RHP Jose Mesa, LHP Joey Eischen.
Key losses: LHP Jamie Walker.
Spring questions: Is Sheffield's wrist completely healed? And if it is, how much will he energize a lineup that could have used his right-handed sock last October? ... Does ex-Marlin Todd Jones hold onto the closer's job or is it time for flame-throwing Joel Zumaya to take over? ... Which lefty steps up to replace Walker, one of the most underrated relievers in the game?
Phenom watch: Despite just 11 professional appearances, none as a starter, LHP Andrew Miller could push for a spot at the back of the rotation.


Schedule
DATE OPPONENT SITE TIME Feb. 27 FLORIDA SOUTHERN LAKELAND 1:05 Feb. 28 New York Mets Port St. Lucie 1:10 March 1 PHILADELPHIA PHILLIES LAKELAND 1:05 March 2 Houston Astros Kissimmee 1:05 March 3 CLEVELAND INDIANS * LAKELAND 1:05 March 4 Cleveland Indians Winter Haven 1:05 March 5 New York Yankees Tampa 1:15 March 6 TORONTO BLUE JAYS LAKELAND 1:05 March 7 ATLANTA BRAVES * LAKELAND 1:05 March 8 Cincinnati Reds Sarasota 1:05 March 9 New York Mets Port St. Lucie 1:10 March 10 BOSTON RED SOX * LAKELAND 1:05 March 11 NEW YORK METS (ss) * LAKELAND 1:05 March 11 Philadelphia Phillies (ss) Clearwater 1:05 March 12 Tampa Bay Devil Rays St. Petersburg 1:05 March 13 Los Angeles Dodgers Vero Beach 1:05 March 14 NEW YORK METS * LAKELAND 1:05 March 15 Washington Nationals Viera 7:05 March 16 PHILADELPHIA PHILLIES * LAKELAND 1:05 March 17 Toronto Blue Jays Dunedin 1:05 March 18 TAMPA BAY DEVIL RAYS (ss) * LAKELAND 1:05 March 18 Atlants Braves (ss) DWWS 1:05 March 19 CINCINNATI REDS LAKELAND 1:05 March 20 Pittsburgh Pirates Bradenton 1:05 March 21 Off Day March 22 CLEVELAND INDIANS LAKELAND 6:05 March 23 Washington Nationals Viera 1:05 March 24 ATLANTA BRAVES (ss) * LAKELAND 1:05 March 24 Houston Astros (ss) Kissimmee 1:05 March 25 NEW YORK YANKEES * LAKELAND 1:05 March 26 WASHINGTON NATIONALS LAKELAND 1:05 March 27 Atlanta Braves DWWS 7:05 March 28 LOS ANGELES DODGERS LAKELAND 1:05 March 29 HOUSTON ASTROS LAKELAND 1:05 March 30 NEW YORK YANKEES * LAKELAND 1:05 March 31 New York Yankees Tampa 1:15

Home games are in CAPS.
Game times are PM and local
(ss) = Split squad for Tigers.
* = Premium-priced game.
Schedules are subject to changes.


40-Man Roster
Pitchers B/T Ht. Wt. DOB 38 Jeremy Bonderman R/R 6-2 220 10/28/82 48 Edward Campusano L/L 6-4 175 07/14/82 43 Roman Colon R/R 6-6 225 08/13/79 36 Eulogio De La Cruz R/R 5-11 175 03/12/84 52 Chad Durbin S/R 6-2 200 12/03/77 49 Jason Grilli R/R 6-5 225 11/11/76 59 Todd Jones L/R 6-3 230 04/24/68 60 Preston Larrison R/R 6-4 235 11/19/80 41 Wilfredo Ledezma L/L 6-4 210 01/21/81 46 Mike Maroth L/L 6-0 190 08/17/77 40 Jose Mesa R/R 6-3 235 05/22/66 50 Andrew Miller R/L 6-6 210 05/21/85 31 Zach Miner R/R 6-3 200 03/12/82 29 Nate Robertson R/L 6-2 225 09/03/77 56 Fernando Rodney R/R 5-11 220 03/18/77 37 Kenny Rogers L/L 6-1 190 11/10/64 34 Kyle Sleeth R/R 6-5 205 12/20/81 53 Jordan Tata R/R 6-6 220 09/20/81 32 Virgil Vasquez R/R 6-3 205 06/07/82 35 Justin Verlander R/R 6-5 200 02/20/83 54 Joel Zumaya R/R 6-3 210 11/09/84 Catchers B/T Ht Wt DOB 58 Mike Rabelo S/R 6-1 200 01/17/80 7 Ivan Rodriguez R/R 5-9 195 11/30/71 13 Vance Wilson R/R 5-11 215 03/17/73 Infielders B/T Ht Wt DOB 21 Sean Casey L/R 6-4 235 07/02/74 25 Tony Giarratano S/R 6-0 180 11/29/82 9 Carlos Guillen S/R 6-1 215 09/30/75 20 Omar Infante R/R 6-0 180 12/26/81 15 Brandon Inge R/R 5-11 190 05/19/77 45 Kody Kirkland R/R 6-4 200 06/09/83 8 Neifi Perez S/R 6-0 195 06/02/73 14 Placido Polanco R/R 5-10 195 10/10/75 39 Ramon Santiago S/R 5-11 175 08/31/79 26 Chris Shelton R/R 6-0 215 06/26/80 Outfielders B/T Ht Wt DOB 24 Brent Clevlen R/R 6-2 190 10/27/83 28 Curtis Granderson L/R 6-1 185 03/16/81 27 Craig Monroe R/R 6-1 205 02/27/77 30 Magglio Ordonez R/R 6-0 215 01/28/74 3 Gary Sheffield R/R 6-0 215 11/18/68 33 Marcus Thames R/R 6-2 220 03/06/77
Non-Roster Invitees
Pitchers B/T Ht. Wt. DOB 62 Tim Byrdak L/L 5-11 195 10/31/73 57 Craig Dingman R/R 6-4 230 03/12/74 -- Joey Eischen L/L 6-0 215 05/25/70 61 Felix Heredia L/L 6-0 180 06/18/75 65 Jair Jurrjens R/R 6-1 160 01/29/86 44 Bobby Seay L/L 6-2 235 06/20/78 71 Dennis Tankersley R/R 6-2 215 02/24/79 Catchers B/T Ht Wt DOB 64 Gabe Johnson R/R 6-1 195 09/21/79 -- Dusty Ryan R/R 6-4 220 09/02/84 70 Dane Sardinha R/R 6-0 215 04/08/79 72 Steve Torrealba R/R 6-0 175 02/24/78 Infielders B/T Ht Wt DOB 63 Brent Dlugach R/R 6-4 200 03/03/83 67 Mike Hessman R/R 6-5 215 03/05/78 19 Kevin Hooper R/R 5-10 160 12/07/76 Outfielders B/T Ht Wt DOB 66 Cameron Maybin R/R 6-4 205 04/04/87 74 Timo Perez L/L 5-9 180 04/08/75 68 Ryan Raburn R/R 6-0 185 04/17/81 73 Brandon Watson L/R 6-1 170 09/30/81

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