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Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Moya, Fields, Travis highlight Tigers' big Arizona Fall League contingent

The Detroit Tigers don’t always send a large contingent of players to the Arizona Fall League, but they will this year, along with Double-A Erie manager Lance Parrish, who will skipper the Glendale Desert Dogs.

Parrish will have nearly a quarter of his pitching staff made up of Tigers minor leaguers, including Joe Mantiply, Zac Reininger, Chad Smith and Drew VerHagen.

Second base prospect Devon Travis will also be on the club, along with outfielders Steven Moya and Daniel Fields.

While both Travis and Fields were set back by injuries this year, Moya has been dissecting the Erie record book for most of the campaign.

The 6-foot-6 slugger came into Wednesday with 32 doubles, 34 home runs and 102 RBI, earning him mid-season and post-season All-Star status in the Eastern League (he was the top star in the EL All-Star Game), as well as a berth in the Futures Game.

Smith and VerHagen both had cups of coffee with the big-league club this season.


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