This is fun. Or, if you’re a certain type of Tigers fan, scary. Either way, Miguel Cabrera is making his first start at third base since August 12, 2014 in tonight’s game against the Nationals.
The point is to get Nick Castellanos some rest. An odd time for it given that he’s swinging a hot bat, but a move which makes some sort of sense given that they’re playing without the DH and that puts Victor Martinez at first base.
Still, when the opponent is Max Scherzer, you do what you can do to max out your lineup and Brad Ausmus thinks that having Cabrera and Martinez in the lineup at the same time is the way to max it out. Against Max.