Tigers sending big names on road swing

Tigers sending big names on road swing

LAKELAND, Fla. -- No one will accuse the Tigers of sending a skeleton squad on their longest road trip of the spring. Miguel Cabrera, Alex Avila and Nick Castellanos are scheduled to start both games of the Tigers' two-game road swing to Jupiter, on Sunday against the Marlins and on Monday against the Cardinals.

The two teams share Roger Dean Stadium. The Tigers will have some players staying overnight at a hotel. Cabrera, Avila and Castellanos all make their offseason homes in South Florida, so they can get back for an evening.

For the most part, those who don't take the entire trip will head down for one game. Ian Kinsler, Austin Jackson, Trevor Crowe, Hernan Perez and Bryan Holaday are all scheduled to start on Sunday. Monday's lineup includes Rajai Davis, Ezequiel Carrera, Don Kelly, Steve Lombardozzi, Steven Moya and Danny Worth. They'll be on buses traveling back and forth.

The only regulars who aren't on either part of the trip are Victor Martinez, Torii Hunter and injured Jose Iglesias and Andy Dirks. Martinez and Hunter made up for it by starting both games leading up to the trip, on Friday night against the Yankees in Tampa and on Saturday afternoon against the Mets in Lakeland.

Jason Beck is a reporter for MLB.com. Read Beck's Blog and follow him on Twitter @beckjason. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.