Miguel Cabrera has lifted the Detroit Tigers all season long, and going into the playoffs, the Tigers look focused on lifting Cabrera as he plays through injury.
The Detroit Tigers playoff roster has yet to be officially finalized, but from manager Jim Leyland’s comments to 97.1 The Ticket, it sounds like shortstop-turned-left fielder Jhonny Peralta is a lock.
Avila said he has no idea what reaction Peralta’s return to Comerica Park will elicit from fans, but he hopes it will be a favorable one.
Detroit’s Jhonny Peralta played in his first game since completing a 50-game suspension, going 1 for 4 with an RBI in the Tigers’ 3-2 loss to the Miami Marlins on Friday night.
Leyland still has yet to reveal what his starting rotation will look like during the postseason or who will get the nod as the number one starter against a likely opponent in Oakland.
“He’s going down basically to work out, see some live pitching, get some instruction …”
If Peralta cannot play left field, Leyland told Stoney and Bill on 97.1 The Ticket, Peralta, who was given a 50-game suspension for violating the league’s performance-enhancing drug policy, will likely not be on the playoff roster.
There is something to be said about having integrity in a game, which has so sorely lacked it in the so-called Steroids Era.
Many just by seeing the title of this blog will vehemently disagree with me.
The Tigers organization took a few steps in Jhonny Peralta’s direction yesterday when GM Dave Dombrowski offered reporters that the currently suspended infielder would begin work with the team’s instructional league.