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Lakeland, Fla. — The roster cuts came in two waves on Thursday. The second wave came after the Tigers’ 10-5 spring loss to the Mets.

Manager AJ Hinch announced the outfielder Akil Baddoo and infielder Ryan Kreidler had been optioned to Triple-A Toledo and outfielder Justyn-Henry Malloy was reassigned to minor-league camp.

Those cuts mean the Tigers’ position-player group is set, barring any injuries this week. The roster is down to 31.

Kreidler and Malloy both had outstanding camps and are expected to be part of the mix in Detroit at some point this season. Kreidler, who played nearly flawlessly at shortstop, slashed .355/.500/.548 with two homers and a 1.046 OPS. Malloy got off to a slow start but has hit the ball well the last couple of weeks.

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