Detroit Tigers fans entered the 2017 season with the prospect of a new starting center fielder.
Cameron Maybin, the starter in 2016, was flipped to the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim in an offseason deal.
Elsewhere, Anthony Gose failed to make the team out of Spring Training.
J.D. Martinez’ injury forced Collins and Mahtook to a platoon situation in right, clearing the way for JaCoby Jones to make Detroit’s Opening Day roster.