From Anthony Fenech of the Detroit Free Press comes word that Miguel Cabrera and Victor Martinez are finally set to make their Grapefruit League debuts in Sunday afternoon’s split-squad slate.
Cabrera will be the designated hitter in the Tigers’ home game against the Nationals and Martinez will DH on the road against the Braves. They’re both expected to get around three at-bats.
Cabrera has been brought along slowly this spring following offseason surgery on his right foot and ankle. He registered three singles and a walk in five plate appearances Saturday in a minor league game.
Martinez homered in that same minor league game, though it was his only hit in six trips to the plate. He underwent surgery in early February after tearing his left meniscus in an offseason workout.
The two sluggers can now be penciled into Detroit’s Opening Day lineup.