LAKELAND, Fla. (AP) -- Prince Fielder doubled in his first Detroit at-bat and the Tigers beat Florida Southern 11-1 Friday in an exhibition game against a local college team.
Fielder, signed by the Tigers after slugger Victor Martinez was injured during the offseason, later scored on a single by Delmon Young that gave the Tigers a 2-0 lead.
Miguel Cabrera, shifted from first base to third to make room for Fielder, stopped a hard-hit ball and threw out the hitter. Cabrera said he felt comfortable playing at third and the transition wasn't hard.
Non-roster outfielder Matt Young, who played 20 games for Atlanta last season, went 3 for 3 and scored two runs.
Andy Oliver, who started two games for the Tigers last season, struck out six and gave up one hit in three innings.