Detroit Tigers demote Jackson Jobe and four additional players in initial round of spring training roster adjustments.

SARASOTA, Fla. — The Detroit Tigers made adjustments to their spring training roster on Friday, with one player being optioned to Triple-A Toledo and five others reassigned to the minor-league camp. This decision comes with less than three weeks until Opening Day on March 28, leaving 54 players remaining in MLB spring training.

Manager A.J. Hinch stated that the primary message is that these players won’t make the team out of camp, and each player’s situation varies.

Among the moves, right-handed reliever Brendan White, a member of the 40-man roster who dealt with right elbow soreness, was optioned to Triple-A Toledo. Despite missing a couple of weeks last season due to injury, White made his MLB debut in mid-June and showed promise.

Additionally, the Tigers sent right-hander Garrett Hill, catcher Eliezer Alfonzo, and prospects Brant Hurter, Jackson Jobe, and Ty Madden to the minor-league camp. These prospects, although not on the 40-man roster, are ranked among the top 30 prospects in the organization by MLB Pipeline.

While these players won’t be part of the Tigers’ Opening Day roster, some may return as backup players in spring training games over the next two-plus weeks.

Pitchers Jackson Jobe, Ty Madden, and Brant Hurter are scheduled to play in upcoming spring training games, providing them with valuable experience and development opportunities.

Manager Hinch emphasized the importance of ongoing discussions and player evaluations during this phase of spring training.

Additionally, Hinch outlined the pitching plans for upcoming games and provided updates on player injuries, with outfielder Kerry Carpenter and right-hander Sawyer Gipson-Long making progress in their recovery.

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