Monday, March 26, 2012

Jacob Turner, Quintin Berry Among Six Cuts

The Tigers optioned pitcher Jacob Turner to Toledo and reassigned outfielder Quintin Berry, infielders Audy Ciriaco, Argenis Diaz and Ryan Strieby and pitcher Chris Bootcheck to minor league camp this morning.  This means that the great Quintin Berry controversy has been settled for now.  It also means that the Tigers have 32 players left in camp. 

The Tigers need to trim the roster to 25 by opening day on Thursday, April 5, but it will probably happen by next Monday, April 2 which is their their last game in Lakeland.  So, they need to cut seven more players, two of which will be catcher Omir Santos and injured reliever Al Alburquerque.  If we assume that infielder Brandon Inge has not yet been guaranteed a spot, that leaves Inge, infielder Danny Worth, outfielders Andy Dirks and Clete Thomas, starters Duane Below, Andy Oliver and Drew Smiley and relievers Andy Marte and Brayan Villareal battling for four slots.        

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