3/29/2014 5:14 P.M. ET
Last set of moves brings roster to 25
By Jeff Seidel / Special to MLB.com
WASHINGTON -- The Tigers made a few moves on Saturday before their exhibition game against the Nationals was cancelled by inclement weather.
Detroit purchased the contract of outfielder Tyler Collins from Double-A Erie, and placed outfielder Andy Dirks (back) on the 15-day disabled list.
Shortstop Jose Iglesias (shin) and pitcher Bruce Rondon (elbow) were put on the 60-day DL, thus finalizing the 25-man roster before Monday's season opener with Kansas City.
This season is going to be different from the American League Central-winning campaign of 2013. Brad Ausmus took over as manager in the offseason, and the Tigers made a bunch of moves.
"I think when you look around the locker room, you see the same core group of guys, and you also see some fresh new faces," said outfielder Austin Jackson. "The lineup got a little more athletic, [and] we added some speed. Just adding some key parts to the team, in general, I think gets guys motivated and wanting to get the season started."
Rainout alters Anibal's workout routine
WASHINGTON -- The Tigers adjusted right-hander Anibal Sanchez's schedule after Saturday's exhibition game with the Nationals was rained out.
Sanchez, listed as the team's No. 3 starter, had been tabbed to start opposite Tanner Roark in Washington, but instead he just played catch, and he will throw a simulated game on Sunday after the team's optional workout in Detroit.
"Today will be different than tomorrow," manager Brad Ausmus said before the game was cancelled. "Tomorrow will be less. Tomorrow will be like 50 [pitches]. Today would be 80 to 85."
Sanchez finished the exhibition season with an 0-0 record and a 3.00 ERA. He made three starts and limited hitters to a .229 average.
He's coming off a solid 2013 season, his first with the Tigers. He recorded a career-best 14 wins and tied another career high with 202 strikeouts. He also led the American League with a 2.57 ERA.
The Tigers open the season on Monday vs. the Royals, with Justin Verlander on the mound.
Jeff Seidel is a contributor to MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.