Detroit Tigers’ Justyn-Henry Malloy, Colt Keith receive non-roster invites spring training

Detroit Free Press

Outfielder Justyn-Henry Malloy, infielder Colt Keith and a few more prospects headline the Detroit Tigers‘ non-roster invitees for MLB spring training. Camp officially opens Feb. 13 in Lakeland, Florida.

The Tigers are bringing 22 minor-league players to big-league spring training, part of the team’s 62-player roster. The other players are members of the 40-man roster. Spring training games begin Feb. 25.

Other prospects on the non-roster list include right-hander Elvis Alvarado, left-hander Adam Wolf and catcher Dillon Dingler. The most experienced position player is second baseman César Hernández, followed by catcher Andrew Knapp, third baseman Andy Ibáñez and shortstop Jermaine Palacios.

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Center fielder Jonathan Davis, a previously unreported signing, inked a minor-league deal with the Tigers and will attend spring training. The 30-year-old has played 171 games in parts of five MLB seasons for three teams.

Last season, Davis hit .224 with a .344 OBP in 37 games for the Milwaukee Brewers.

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There are four report dates for the Tigers in spring training: World Baseball Classic pitchers and catchers Feb. 13, non-WBC pitchers and catchers Feb. 15, WBC position players Feb. 16 and non-WBC position players Feb. 20.

The Tigers start the spring training schedule with a home game Feb. 25 against the Philadelphia Phillies at Joker Marchant Stadium. After that, the Tigers play against the Baltimore Orioles in Lakeland, the New York Yankees in Tampa and the Toronto Blue Jays in Dunedin.

Spring training ends March 25 against the Tampa Bay Rays in Lakeland.

Non-roster invitees

Pitchers (10): Elvis Alvarado, Kervin Castro, Àngel De Jesus, Miguel Del Pozo, Miguel Díaz, Brenan Hanifee, Zach Logue, Chasen Shreve, Trey Wingenter, Adam Wolf.

Catchers (5): Dillon Dingler, Mario Feliciano, Andrew Knapp, Michael Papierski, Julio Rodriguez.

Infielders (5): Brendon Davis, César Hernández, Andy Ibáñez, Colt Keith, Jermaine Palacios.

Outfielders (2): Jonathan Davis, Justyn-Henry Malloy.

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