Lind is dealing with the discomfort while he is on the field, bending over for groundballs, but does not have issues while at the plate. Lind is hitting .423 with one home run and four RBI in 26 plate appearances this spring.Analysis:
Martinez said following a 6-4 win over Baltimore on Thursday that he's experiencing some soreness in his surgically-repaired left knee. The team announced he was scratched due to rain in the forecast, per MLive.com. He remains in Detroit's tentative lineup for Saturday's home game against the Cardinals.Analysis:
"I was looking at his grades the other day when he came out as a free agent. He's running like that again, he's throwing. He's an above-average thrower.
"Delmon is an option for us in the outfield. He's not a pure DH and that was one of the reasons why we wanted to bring him back. He's a little better out there than people think he is. It may not always look aesthetically pleasing, but tell me one time last year where you went, 'Wow, that really hurt.' He takes a lot of pride in it."Analysis:
Napoli had been sidelined since March 18, while Ortiz last appeared in a spring game March 16.Analysis:
"We start out a certain way, and then if things transpire, we change our minds," Melvin said. "But we're all about trying to get the best lineup out there on a particular day."
Davis took 92 percent of his at-bats against right-handed pitching last season.
"It is what it is -- just have to play the game when they tell you to play the game," Davis said of the planned platoon. "I had some success platooning last year, so I hope to build on it and continue getting better.''
Davis is in the midst of a fine spring, going 11 for 22 and drawing three walks.Analysis: