“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.
Designated hitter Victor Martinez did not want to go on the disabled list. Detroit Tigers manager Brad Ausmus overruled him Monday night.
Martinez had been battling soreness in the knee for some time. He underwent surgery on it before the season after tearing his meniscus.
In 18 games for the Tigers last season, Collins had a batting average of .250 and an on-base percentage of .280.
“We’re going to try and get this thing fixed or healed, hopefully, and still have the ability to play him,” Tigers manager Brad Ausmus said.
“I just wanted to give him one more day off the left side,” Tigers manager Brad Ausmus said Friday morning.
Fresh off their dominating sweep of the Minnesota Twins, an Instagram photo posted on Anibal Sanchez’ account Friday is hitting it out of the park on the dapper front.
When designated hitter Victor Martinez tore the medial meniscus in his left knee in February, he knew he might have to miss Opening Day
Miguel Cabrera, Victor Martinez and Yoenis Cespedes each homered for the Detroit Tigers in 6-4 victory over the Baltimore Orioles on Thursday.
“I have a feeling that we may be looking to protect him a little bit,” Rand said. “We’ll see how rehab goes and see where it takes us.”