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Tigers Taxi Squad

The Detroit Tigers' alternate training location for the 2020 season is in Toledo. The pool of players are participating in daily workouts and scrimmages at Fifth Third Field.

Joe Napoli, Mud Hens President & CEO:

“We’ve had a longstanding relationship with the Tigers and their leadership team, and have been discussing this arrangement for several weeks. Toledo is very excited to assist the Tigers and host team personnel as Major League Baseball (MLB) returns to play.”

Al Avila, Tigers Executive Vice President of Baseball Operations and General Manager:

“Toledo’s proximity to Detroit and our 30-plus year affiliation made it a natural choice to serve as our alternate training location, and we’re glad it came together. We appreciate the Mud Hens’ organization for their partnership during this unique 2020 season.”

Erik Ibsen, Mud Hens General Manager:

“As plans become finalized and the players arrive in Toledo, we hope fans will be able to watch the workouts and intrasquad scrimmages. We will share those plans as soon as they become finalized. We are working with ProMedica, the Toledo-Lucas County Health Department and the State of Ohio to implement the necessary safety protocols set forth by the Governor’s office.”

Taxi Squad Roster


Tim Adleman

Nolan Blackwood

Beau Burrows

Shao-Ching Chiang

Alex Faedo

Alex Lange

Matt Manning

David McKay

Franklin Pérez

Dereck Rodriguez

Jordan Zimmermann


Dillon Dingler

Eric Haase

Brady Policelli

Jake Rogers


Sergio Alcántara

Brandon Dixon

Dawel Lugo

Frank Schwindel

Spencer Torkelson


Daz Cameron

Riley Greene

Latest News

August 24: Fifth Third Field in Toledo is serving as Detroit’s alternate training location for the 2020 season. Five of the Tigers top 10 prospects according to MLB Pipeline are currently at the alternate site. Those players include 3B Spencer Torkelson (No. 1 prospect), RHP Matt Manning (No. 3), OF Riley Greene (No. 4), OF Daz Cameron (No. 8) and C Dillon Dingler (No. 9). Coaches, trainers and support staff from Detroit’s player development system will oversee the workouts.

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: Can I come watch the Tigers’ workouts and scrimmages?

A: Fans are not currently allowed inside the stadium to watch the Tigers Taxi Squad. Planning is underway to reopen both Fleetwood's and Holy Toledo Tavern! Rooftop. Details are coming soon. Indoor dining at Fleetwood’s Tap Room and access to the Rooftop remains closed at this time.

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