Sports
5:55 am
Fri February 19, 2010

Porcello says Tigers must get past 2009 collapse

LAKELAND, FL – Detroit pitcher Rick Porcello says the team must move past last year's late collapse, although the memory of watching the Minnesota Twins celebrate the AL Central championship can motivate the Tigers for 2010.

A 14-game winner as a rookie, Porcello will join other pitchers and catchers Friday for the Tigers' first official workout of spring training.

Only pitcher Jose Valverde and catchers Gerald Laird and Max St. Pierre had yet to arrive as of Thursday afternoon, and all are expected to be in camp by Saturday.