Tigers Taxi Squad Set
The Detroit Tigers announced that the team's alternate training location for the upcoming season will be in Toledo. The pool of players will participate in daily workouts and scrimmages at Fifth Third Field.
Joe Napoli, Mud Hens President & CEO:
"We've had a longstanding relationship with the Tigers and their leadership team, and have been discussing this arrangement for several weeks. Toledo is very excited to assist the Tigers and host team personnel as Major League Baseball (MLB) returns to play."
Al Avila, Tigers Executive Vice President of Baseball Operations and General Manager:
"Toledo's proximity to Detroit and our 30-plus year affiliation made it a natural choice to serve as our alternate training location, and we're glad it came together. We appreciate the Mud Hens' organization for their partnership during this unique 2020 season."
Erik Ibsen, Mud Hens General Manager:
"As plans become finalized and the players arrive in Toledo, we hope fans will be able to watch the workouts and intrasquad scrimmages. We will share those plans as soon as they become finalized. We are working with ProMedica, the Toledo-Lucas County Health Department and the State of Ohio to implement the necessary safety protocols set forth by the Governor's office."
Taxi Squad Roster
Coaches, trainers and support staff from Detroit's player development system will oversee the workouts.
July 21: Fifth Third Field in Toledo will serve as Detroit's alternate training location for the 2020 season. Eight of the Tigers top 10 prospects according to MLB Pipeline will begin the season at the alternate site.
Those players include RHP's Casey Mize (No. 1 prospect), Matt Manning (No. 2) and Alex Faedo (No. 9), LHP Tarik Skubal (No. 4), C Jake Rogers (No. 10), INF Isaac Paredes (No. 5) and OF's Riley Greene (No. 3) and Daz Cameron (No. 7). Additionally, 3B Spencer Torkelson, the No. 1 overall pick in the 2020 MLB Draft, will start the season at the alternate location. READ MORE
Frequently Asked Questions
Q: Can I come watch the Tigers' workouts and scrimmages?
A: Daily on-field practices are underway. Fans are not currently allowed inside the stadium to watch the Tigers Taxi Squad. Planning is underway to reopen both Fleetwood's and Holy Toledo Tavern! Rooftop. Details are coming soon. Indoor dining at Fleetwood's Tap Room and access to the Rooftop remains closed at this time.
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