Friday, May 18, 2012

Calvin Johnson Goes Yard During Tigers BP

By Sean Gagnier

With Austin Jackson sidelined for a few games with a sore back, it looks like the Tigers may have found their new center fielder in the stadium right next door, Calvin Johnson.

The Madden cover boy headed to Comerica Park for batting practice before the Tigers game with the Pittsburgh Pirates on Friday and may have surprised a few people with his power in the cage. It took swing a few swings but Johnson eventually hit a ball to left field that cleared the bullpen wall for a home run.

With his hat turned backwards Johnson reminds you of Ken Griffey, Jr. doesn't he? Maybe the Tigers might want to run the thought of having Johnson roam center field for a couple games past Lions management. The answer would undoubtedly be a resounding no, but hey, this team needs some kind of spark.

Check out the video of Johnson going yard, courtesy of Fox Sports Detroit.

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