Today is a big day for Todd Redmond in his quest for a spot in the starting rotation on the Blue Jays' squad, especially with Dustin McGowan now looking like a contender for the same spot. With a long list of optionless players, including the recently-acquired Matt Tuiasosopo, Redmond would have to perform well in this outing and the next to stick around in Toronto.
Redmond will be facing the Tigers' travel squad today, so he will get a break, from most of their regular bats. Both the Blue Jays' and the Tigers' newest players, Austin Romine and Tuiasosopo, respectively, will not be in uniform today.
|DETROIT TIGERS||TORONTO BLUE JAYS|
|Victor Martinez - C||Jose Reyes - SS|
|Steve Lombardozzi - 2B||Melky Cabrera - LF|
|Miguel Cabrera - 1B||Jose Bautista - RF|
|Don Kelly - RF||Edwin Encarnacion - 1B|
|Tyler Collins - LF||Brett Lawrie - 3B|
|Nick Castellanos - 3B||Moises Sierra - DH|
|Eugenio Suarez - DH||Colby Rasmus - CF|
|Danny Worth - SS||Josh Thole - C|
|Ezequiel Carrera - CF||Ryan Goins - 2B|
|Kyle Lobstein - SP||Todd Redmond - SP|