Some relievers relish a defined role in the bullpen. Alex Wilson has thrived without that kind of relative stability.
Ausmus said he suspected veteran catcher Alex Avila bought and distributed the shirts, but he was not sure.
Cabrera is currently 52nd on the all-time list for career home runs.
“Hopefully I can stick this time and show them that I can play,” Collins said before Tuesday’s game, in which he had a hit and a walk.
After talking at length about the decision to place Martinez on the disabled list, Ausmus provided updates on Rondon and Verlander.
Designated hitter Victor Martinez did not want to go on the disabled list. Detroit Tigers manager Brad Ausmus overruled him Monday night.
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Martinez had been battling soreness in the knee for some time. He underwent surgery on it before the season after tearing his meniscus.
Let the comparisons begin. Miguel Cabrera hit his 400th home run over the weekend against the St. Louis Cardinals.
In 18 games for the Tigers last season, Collins had a batting average of .250 and an on-base percentage of .280.