Detroit Tigers fans hoping to see their team make the MLB postseason again in 2013 must have concerns regarding their outfield fitness after Quintin Berry was added to a growing list of injuries this Spring Training.
The Center is suffering from patellar tendinitis that has reportedly plagued him since the end of last season and may struggle in the opening rounds of Detroit’s MLB campaign if he aggravates the problem further. He is unlikely to play much part in Spring Training; meaning Jeff Kobernus has a chance to shine in his absence.
Because of this predicament, manager, Jim Leyland, held back the infielder from Detroit’s game with the Astros last week as a precaution, despite Berry insisting he is more than happy to play with the hurt.
Unfortunately for Berry, the manager has the final word on matters like this and although many fans betting MLB World Series are hopeful of seeing Berry return to the field over the next few weeks, others understand the logic in keeping him away from action.
Should Berry play and aggravate his injury further, he may start the 2013 season sidelined and leave Detroit at risk of a severe lack of cover in the infield. Right fielder Brendan Boesch is already out of this weekend’s action and there is no knowing when he will return, while left fielder Andy Dirks suffered a “mild intercostal strain” on Tuesday.
The Tigers’ injury list is piling up nicely and second baseman, Ramon Santiago, is also likely to miss out this weekend’s games, according to the MLB betting news.
It is a disappointing yet not too uncommon occurrence for a team to suffer heavy injuries early in Spring Training, and Detroit fans – who want the team to start well in the MLB this April – must be frustrated with their bad luck.