Feb 28, 2014; Lakeland, FL, USA; A general view of Joker Marchant Stadium during the spring training game between the Detroit Tigers and the New York Yankees. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports
AL Central Notes takes a look throughout the FanSided network on a daily basis for articles on the Detroit Tigers, Kansas City Royals, Cleveland Indians, Minnesota Twins and the Chicago White Sox.
• Motor City Bengals (Detroit Tigers)
Jose Iglesias leaves today’s game with shin contusion: By Matt Pelc
"“The injury occurred when Iglesias awkwardly slid into second base in the fourth inning on a successful steal. He later came around to score, but did not come out to the field in the bottom of the inning.”"
• Kings of Kauffman (Kansas City Royals)
Salvador Perez Could Fill the KC Royals Leadership Void: By David Hill
"“We already know of the value that Perez brings on the field. He is a two time Gold Glove winner and has been an All-Star in each of the last two seasons. Despite the assorted bumps and bruises associated with the catcher position, Perez has been remarkably durable, playing in an impressive 150 games last season.”"
• Wahoo’s on First (Cleveland Indians)
Friday 5: Biggest Questions Facing the Cleveland Indians During Spring Training: By Cody Norman
"“Spring Training games are officially underway in Goodyear and there is a lot of Cleveland Indians baseball to be played before Opening Day on April 6. While the Tribe lineup is pretty well set, there is still a lot to be sorted out between now and the start of the season.”"
• Puckett’s Pond (Minnesota Twins)
Twins To Start 2015 With Tough Stretch: By Ted Schwerzler
"“The Minnesota Twins are projected by many to struggle again in the 2015 season. While they could just as easily be a team that turns plenty of heads this season, they are going to have the opportunity to determine their fate pretty early in the season. ESPN recently ranked the toughest schedules in the American League to start the season, and the Twins find themselves third.”"
• Southside Showdown (Chicago White Sox)
AL Central Rankings: Who stands tall as best 2nd baseman?: By Brett Pnazek
"“There is also a potential superstar in the making in Jason Kipnis of the Cleveland Indians, and the Kansas City Royals have Omar Infante who provides consistency. Then the Chicago White Sox could have a rotation of players filling the spot but for ranking purposes we will be using Carlos Sanchez.”"