Morning news and notes for Tuesday Travis Wood Jersey , February 19, 2019"WhiteFanposts Fanshots Sections NewsAnalysis & EditorialsCleveland Indians prospects & minor leaguesGame RecapsTransactionsMorning news and notesJason Kipnis is the starting second baseman for the IndiansNew,214commentsMorning news and notes for Tuesday, February 19, 2019ESTShareTweetShareShareJason Kipnis is the starting second baseman for the IndiansJoe Camporeale-USA TODAY SportsHappy Tuesday, everyone!Tribe news30 intriguing position battles -- 1 for each team | MLBMLB thinks that left field is the position to watch for the Tribe over the next month. I’d extend that to the entire outfield since there’s about a dozen players vying for roles on the team.If you were wondering: Yes, Francisco Lindor’s hair is still electric blue and yes, it looks fantastic | MLBI’m sure there will be some old curmudgeons somewhere online lambasting Lindor for “not respecting the game” or some other dumb, worn-out cliche.Notes: Tito gives speech; Kipnis named starter | MLBKip has been my favorite player since 2012 http://www.tigersfanproshop.com/authentic-joe-jimenez-jersey , so I’m hoping that he can have one last productive run with the Indians this season.Lindor talks injury, potential extension at Tribe camp | MLBStart prepping now for the inevitable departure of Francisco Lindor if the Indians can’t hit the magic number for an extension.Around the leagueJohn Henry, owner of the Red Sox, has a blistering take on what can help teams win. He also doesn’t think a mid-season strike will happen.Vladimir Guerrero Jr. has a new mentor in Kendrys Morales.Miguel Cabrera stepped up to the plate against a pitcher for the first time since June 12.Charlie Blackmon will be manning right field for the Rockies this season.Arte Moreno is looking at what it would take to extend Mike Trout again.It’s the final season for San Francisco manager Bruce Bochy.Rob Manfred says that the players are partially to blame for the slow offseason.Giancarlo Stanton is throwing some shade at his former club: Detroit Tigers (10-10, third in the AL Central) vs. Boston Red Sox (9-13, fourth in the AL East)Boston; Tuesday, 7 p.m. EDTPITCHING PROBABLES: Tigers: Spencer Turnbull (0-2, 3.43 ERA, 1.29 WHIP Jose Iglesias Jersey , 24 strikeouts) Red Sox: Hector Velazquez (0-1, 2.84 ERA, 1.26 WHIP, 10 strikeouts)BOTTOM LINE: The Boston Red Sox host the Detroit Tigers for a doubleheader Tuesday.The Red Sox are 3-3 on their home turf. The Boston pitching staff as a whole has an ERA of 5.66. David Price leads the team with a 3.75 ERA.The Tigers are 4-5 on the road. Detroit has hit 11 home runs this season, the lowest total in the majors. Niko Goodrum leads the team with two while slugging .508.TOP PERFORMERS: Mitch Moreland leads the Red Sox with seven home runs and has 14 RBIs. Andrew Benintendi is 12-for-37 with three doubles, two home runs and seven RBIs over the last 10 games for Boston.Goodrum leads the Tigers with eight RBIs and is batting .279. Christin Stewart is 11-for-35 with five doubles, a triple, two home runs and 11 RBIs over the last 10 games for Detroit.LAST 10 GAMES: Red Sox: 6-4, .226 batting average Denny McLain Jersey , 4.90 ERA, outscored by 10 runsTigers: 3-7, .253 batting average, 4.20 ERA, outscored by 14 runsRed Sox Injuries: Brian Johnson: 10-day IL (elbow), Nathan Eovaldi: 10-day IL (right elbow), Dustin Pedroia: 10-day IL (knee), Eduardo Nunez: 10-day IL (back), Brock Holt: 10-day IL (eye) http://www.tigersfanproshop.com/authentic-joe-jimenez-jersey , Marco Hernandez: 10-day IL (shoulder).Tigers Injuries: Matt Moore: 10-day IL (knee), Michael Fulmer: 60-day IL (elbow), Christin Stewart: 10-day IL (quad), Jordy Mercer: 10-day IL (quad).