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Sunday, March 23, 2014

Tigers cut eight more from camp, leaving four real decisions


The Tigers trimmed eight from the big-league roster Sunday morning, leaving them with 32 in big league camp.

Three of those remaining players — Andy Dirks, Bruce Rondon and Jose Iglesias — will begin the season on the disabled list, leaving just four actual decisions between now and Opening Day.

Ezequiel Carrera and Trevor Crowe were assigned to minor league camp, leaving Tyler Collins (above, right) as the only extra outfielder, competing with utility men Steve Lombardozzi and Don Kelly for possible playing time.

Eugenio Suarez was optioned to Triple-A Toledo, as expected, leaving the shortstop battle between Hernan Perez and Danny Worth to pair with newly-acquired Andrew Romine.

Pitchers Jose Ortega and Kyle Lobstein were also optioned to Toledo, leaving Evan Reed, Luke Putkonen, Phil Coke, Al Alburquerque, Blaine Hardy and Jhan Marinez competing for four spots in the bullpen.

Extra catchers Craig Albernaz, Luis Exposito and John Murrian were also sent to minor league camp.

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