Lakeland, Fla. — There weren’t any major surprises among the 13 players the Tigers sent out on Tuesday.
Optioned to Triple-A Toledo were right-handed pitchers Kyle Funkhouser and John Schreiber, shortstop Sergio Alcantara, third baseman Isaac Paredes and outfielders Daz Cameron and Derek Hill.
Right-handed pitcher Anthony Castro, who allowed eight runs, with three walks and two hit batsmen in two innings of work, was optioned to Double-A Erie.
Right-hander Franklin Perez was optioned to High-A Lakeland.
Re-assigned to minor-league camp were right-handed pitchers Gerson Moreno and Wladimir Pinto, left-hander Joey Wentz and catchers Cooper Johnson and Jhon Nunez.
Schreiber (Rockwood), who made his big-league debut last season, had some command issues this spring, walking four in three innings.
"Yeah, we talked about it this morning and he knows," manager Ron Gardenhire said. "He was misfiring. Just trying too hard, pushing too hard. This is the right thing to do here."
Paredes, the Tigers’ No. 5-rated prospect, was limited to six at-bats this spring because of a shoulder injury. Same for Wentz. The No. 10-rated prospect had a forearm strain and just got back to throwing bullpens last Sunday.
Of the players cut Tuesday, Alcantara had the best spring. He was 8-for-18 with a double, triple, four RBIs and seven runs scored. Although he played exclusively at shortstop, he could end up as the every day second baseman at Toledo this season.
All the players cut Tuesday were on the 40-man roster. The next wave of cuts will include the four elite pitching prospects -- Matt Manning, Tarik Skubal, Casey Mize and Alex Faedo.
"They are going to (start) at Triple-A, we all know that," Gardenhire said. "And they need to be stretched out to get ready for their season. But we want to see them one more time."
The minor-league spring camp officially opens on Thursday.