It will be closer by committee for the Tigers to start the season. That was the word Thursday from Detroit General Manager Dave Dombrowski after the final roster cuts were made to get down to the required 25 players.
Pitchers Bruce Rondon and Luis Marte were sent down to Triple-A Toledo. They also optioned second baseman Danny Worth to Toledo, meaning backup infielder Ramon Santiago stays with the Tigers for Opening Day, which is Monday with an afternoon game at Minnesota. Yesterday in Grapefruit League play, Detroit lost 11-to-4 to the Astros. This afternoon, the Tigers host Tampa Bay at Lakeland.