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Tigers Send Worth To Triple-A

The Tigers have completed their Opening Day roster, optioning infielder Danny Worth to Triple-A Toledo, while also sending pitcher Adam Wilk and outfielder Andy Dirks to minor league camp.

Detroit manager Jim Leyland said Saturday that the decisions were difficult, but leave him with enough talent at Toledo to fill in for the Tigers at any time during the season.

Via Associated Press

Detroit's Rhymes Will Start At Second

The Tigers have named Will Rhymes their starting second baseman.

Rhymes, who hit .304 in 54 games in 2010, beat out last year's Opening Day second baseman Scott Sizemore.

All-Star infielder Carlos Guillen remains sidelined with an injured left knee.

Via Associated Press

Cardinals Name Carpenter Opening-Day Starter

Chris Carpenter was given a vote of confidence in his return to the mound from a hamstring injury: He was named the Cardinals’ opening-day starter.

In his first outing since March 1, when he injured his left hamstring, Carpenter gave up three runs and six hits in four innings in a 9-4 victory over the Tigers on Wednesday.

“I feel fine right now and I’ll be ready for opening day,” Carpenter said. “All I need to do now is get my pitch count up and not hurt anything. It felt better as I went along.”

Via AP

V-Mart Has No Hard Feelings Towards Red Sox

Victor Martinez has no hard feelings towards the Red Sox.

He left Boston for Detroit as a free agent this past winter when the Red Sox were busy in their pursuit of Adrian Gonzalez and Carl Crawford.

"Obviously it's a business," Martinez said, "but I can tell you I'm happy. My family is happy. I'm going to get this opportunity to thank the Red Sox organization and the fans. It was one of the best experiences for me and my family in my whole career. I can't say anything but great things about the Red Sox organization. There's no hard feeling at all. I wish every single guy there the best of luck. I've got no words ... to describe the time we spent there."

Via MLB.com

Tigers To Start Season Without Zumaya, Guillen

The Tigers will begin the 2011 season without reliever Joel Zumaya and second baseman Carlos Guillen.

Detroit manager Jim Leyland says his two injured veterans will stay back at the club's Spring Training complex when the team breaks camp in two weeks.

Zumaya is dealing with a sore elbow, while Guillen is coming off left knee surgery.

Via MLB.com

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