LAKELAND, Fla. — Ryan Kreidler spent most of the Tigers’ Minor League minicamp working on his game at shortstop. On Thursday, the final day of the minicamp, Kreidler rotated around short, third and second base during an intrasquad scrimmage, getting a few innings at each.
“It was fun. It was interesting,” said Kreidler, Detroit’s No. 10 prospect. “Called it the infield carousel.”
With the Tigers set to open their Major League camp next week, it probably wasn’t a coincidence.
For most prospects, the minicamp was a head start on their Minor League seasons. For some, it was preparation for their first full seasons as professionals. For Kreidler, Spencer Torkelson, Riley Greene and perhaps others, minicamp was a jump-start on what is expected to be a chance in Spring Training with the big club, and an opportunity to begin staking a claim on a spot in Detroit, either as part of the Opening Day roster or during the season.
“It’s nice being able to be in…