By Amanda Fewer
Canadian Baseball Network
Curtis Granderson played six seasons with the Detroit Tigers.
In all, he hit 102 homers wearing the cap with the stylized old English D. His best year going deep with the Tigers was 2009 when he hit 30.
And leading off Saturday for the Toronto Blue Jays against Tigers Mike Fiers, Granderson went deep for his fourth homer of the spring.
Gold Glove winner Devon White in the outfield during batting practice with a familiar name: RHP Braden Halladay.
OF Dalton Pompey (Mississauga, Ont.) shares a smile with his pal Dwight Smith Jr. during batting practice.
There was plenty of content in the Tigers' dugout with Daniel Pinero (Toronto, Ont.) who played at class-A West Michigan was on the trip to Dunedin along with Jim Adduci (Burnaby, BC). Last year, besides time with the Tigers, Adduci hit .288, with four homers and 27 RBIs at triple-A Toledo Mud Hens. INF Pinero batted .289, with four homers and 56 RBIs for the Whitecaps.
Russ Martin (Montreal, Que.), left, and Josh Donaldson, two of the Blue Jays $20 million a year men, sprint towards the dugout from right centre prior to the game.
Devon White, coach at triple-A Buffalo and former MVP Josh Donaldson have a 1-on-1.
2B Yangervis Solarte dove back into first as Jim Adduci takes the throw.
After 2B Yangervis Solarte, Josh Donaldson and Russell Martin walked, in the first, Teoscar Hernandez hit a grand slam off Tigers starter Mike Fiers to right field.
RP John Axford (Simcoe, Ont.) tips his cap after the fans applauded his entrance in the fifth inning. Axford struck out Alexii Amarista, Sergio Alcantara and Jacoby Jones. Sanford was 0-1 with a 6.43 ERAA in 22 games with the Oakland A’s. He walked 17 and struck out 21 in 21 innings.
RP Andrew Case (Saint John, NB) came on for an old fashioned save in the ninth. After a pair of singles by Pete Kozma and Mike Gerber, Case came on to retire Grayson Greiner on a ground ball and get a hand shake from C Danny Jansen.