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2014 Spring Notes: Why Not Fields?

Fields is back playing with the Triple-A farm team

There's been plenty of chatter and coverage on outfielder Tyler Collins this spring. Especially on him hanging around in big league camp and competing for the final outfielder slot that was opened by the injury to Andy Dirks. The question asked by many quickly became "Why wasn't Fields considered too?" We explore that inside.

It's a reasonable question, and no clear answer. Comments mentioning seasoning make a bit of sense given Tyler Collins had a college career prior to turning pro, but Daniel Fields is the same age (23) as Collins, and was obviously considered important to the organization given his addition onto the 40-man roster last off-season (which the Tigers didn't feel necessary to do with Collins...

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