Last season, the Detroit Tigers 88-74 record won them the division title. However, the Tigers determination and perseverance brought them to snag their second American League Central title. Although they did not win the World Series, they are determined to change that this upcoming season.
2013 marks the Tigers 77th season in Lakeland, Fla. The 2013 spring training home opener is Saturday, February 23rd against the Toronto Blue Jays at 1:05 p.m.
Miguel Cabrera, the 29-year-old third and first baseman, led the Tigers in home runs, RBIs and hits. Cabrera also has the highest batting average on the team. Not far behind Cabrera is first baseman Prince Fielder. With Fielder and Cabrera on the team, the upcoming season looks promising.
The Tigers are determined to be an even better team this upcoming season. They have taken steps of achieving this goal when they signed outfielder Torii Hunter. They also re-signed pitcher Anibal Sanchez. Victor Martinez has recovered from his knee injury and will be returning as catcher.
The Tigers are counting on pitcher Bruce Rondon to make an impact this season. Rondon is best known for his 104 MPH fastball. He is most likely going to close for Detroit in 2013, according to Michigan News.
Detroit Free Press said to keep an eye out for the young prospects on the team, Avisail Garcia, Brennan Boesch and Nick Castellanos in the outfield this season.