Detroit Tigers Opening Day: Meet the players on the 2021 roster

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Posted at 9:18 AM, Mar 31, 2021
and last updated 2021-03-31 09:31:20-04

(WXYZ) — The Detroit Tigers kick off the season on Thursday against the Cleveland Indians, their first game in front of fans at Comerica Park since September 2019.

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Check out the entire team roster below.


Tyler Alexander – Alexander pitched in six games for Detroit last season and gave up 7 hits and had a 4.00 ERA.

Matthew Boyd – Boyd, the Opening Day starter, pitched in five games during Spring Training. He had a 2.45 ERA and gave up seven hits.

Jose Cisnero – Cisnero appeared in eight games for the Tigers in Spring Training and had a 2.45 ERA in 7.1 innings pitched.

Buck Farmer – Farmer is in his seventh season with Detroit. He appeared in seven games during Spring Training.

Michael Fulmer – Fulmer started three games during Spring Training and appeared in six total, with an 8.10 ERA.

Rony Garcia – Rony pitched in five games during Spring Training and had a 2.70 ERA.

Bryan Garcia – Bryan appeared in seven games this Spring Training and had a 4.26 ERA

Casey Mize – Mize started five games during Spring Training and had a 1-3 record. He had a 7.23 ERA.

Daniel Norris – Norris appeared in six games during Spring Training, starting one, with a 4.35 ERA

Tarik Skubal – Skubal started three games in Spring Training and had a 1.59 ERA. This is his second season with Detroit.

Gregory Soto – Soto appeared in seven games during Spring Training with a 2.70 ERA.

Julio Teheran – Teheran started three games for Detroit this season with a 5.52 ERA.

Jose Urena - Urena started three Spring Training games and had a 1.93 ERA.


Grayson Greiner – Greiner appeared in 14 games for Detroit in Spring Training. During 18 at-bats, he had 7 hits and a 3.89 batting average with 4 RBIs and 7 runs.

Wilson Ramos – Ramos is expected to be the starting catcher. He appeared in 18 games in spring training with a .268 batting average, 11 hits, 3 runs and 4 RBIs.


Miguel Cabrera – 1B – Now in his 14th season with the Tigers, Cabrera appeared in 16 games during spring training. He had a .225 batting average with 8 RBIs, 2 home runs and 9 hits.

Jeimer Candelario – 3B – With 46 at-bats in spring training, Candelario had 15 hits, 2 RBI and a .326 batting average

Harold Castro – 3B – Castro had 42 at-bats and 11 hits during spring training for 4 RBIs and .262 batting average.

Willi Castro – SS – During Spring Training, he had 49 at-bats, 15 hits, 11 RBIs and a .306 batting average.

Niko Goodrum – 3B – Goodrum had 8 hits and 3 RBIs during Spring Training

Jonathan Schoop – 2B – Schoop had 1 RBI and 6 hits during spring training


Akil Baddoo – CF – During Spring Training, Baddoo had 13 hits, 11 RBIs and a .325 batting average

Daz Cameron – CF – He had 1 hit and 3 runs during spring training

Robbie Grossman – LF – Grossman had 10 hits and 3 RBIs during spring training

JaCoby Jones – CF – He had 5 hits, 7 RBIs and a .114 batting average during spring training

Nomar Mazar – RF – Mazar had 6 hits and a .176 batting average during spring training

Victor Reyes – LF – During Spring Training, Reyes had a .313 batting average and 10 hits.