AL Central Spring Caps

February 10, 2013 


The Detroit Tigers' Miguel Cabrera, celebrating a home run on September 22, 2012, is the American League's first Triple Crown winner in 45 years and he captured the league's MVP trophy on Thursday, November 15, 2012. (Diane Weiss/Detroit Free Press/MCT)



Manager: Jim Leyland (eighth season).

2012: 88-74, first place, lost World Series.

Training Town: Lakeland, Fla.

First Workout: Feb. 12/15.

He’s Here: OF Torii Hunter, 2B Jeff Kobernus, LHP Kyle Lobstein, C Brayan Pena.

He’s Outta Here: C Gerald Laird, OF Ryan Raburn, LHP Daniel Schlereth, RHP Jose Valverde, DH Delmon Young.


Manager: Robin Ventura (second season).

2012: 85-77, second place.

Training Town: Glendale, Ariz.

First Workout: Feb. 12/17.

He’s Here: 3B Jeff Keppinger, RHP Matt Lindstrom, 1B Lars Anderson, RHP Zach Stewart.

He’s Outta Here: C A.J. Pierzynski, 3B Kevin Youkilis, RHP Brett Myers, SS Jose Lopez.


Manager: Ned Yost (third season).

2012: 72-90, third place.

Training Town: Surprise, Ariz.

First Workout: Feb. 12/15.

He’s Here: RHP Ervin Santana, RHP James Shields, RHP Wade Davis, OF Xavier Nady, LHP George Sherrill, OF Endy Chavez.

He’s Outta Here: INF Yuniesky Betancourt, LHP Jonathan Sanchez, RHP Jonathan Broxton.


Manager: Terry Francona (first season).

2012: 68-94, fourth place.

Training Town: Goodyear, Ariz.

First Workout: Feb. 12/15.

He’s Here: OF Nick Swisher, RHP Brett Myers, 1B-DH Mark Reynolds, OF Drew Stubbs, INF Mike Aviles, RHP Trevor Bauer, LHP Scott Kazmir, RHP Matt Albers, RHP Matt Capps, OF Ben Francisco,

He’s Outta Here: Manager Manny Acta, OF Shin-Soo Choo, DH Travis Hafner, INF Jason Donald, RHP Roberto Hernandez, 3B Jack Hannahan, LHP Tony Sipp, OF Shelley Duncan, 1B Casey Kotchman, OF Grady Sizemore, LHP Rafael Perez, RHP Jeanmar Gomez.


Manager: Ron Gardenhire (12th season).

2012: 66-96, fifth place.

Training Town: Fort Myers, Fla.

First Workout: Feb. 13/16.

He’s Here: RHP Mike Pelfrey, RHP Vance Worley, RHP Kevin Correia.

He’s Outta Here: OF Denard Span, OF Ben Revere, RHP Scott Baker, LHP Francisco Liriano, RHP Carl Pavano, INF Alexi Casilla, RHP Matt Capps.

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