The Tigers optioned infielder Brent Dlugach to Toledo and reassigned Josh Rainwater, Robbie Weinhardt, Robinson Diaz and Jeff Larish to minor league camp this morning. They now have just two cuts to go to get down to their opening day 25 man roster.
Clete Thomas and Don Kelly are in competiton for the final positional spot. Jeremy Bonderman, Dontrelle Willis and Nate Robertson are battling for two rotation slots. The loser could go to the bullpen, be traded or be released. If either is dropped from the team, then lefty Brad Thomas would make the roster. With the reassignment of Diaz, Alex Avila has made the team as the back-up catcher.