Detroit Tigers’ Riley Greene reacts to Comerica Park changes

Make no mistake, Detroit Tigers president of baseball operations Scott Harris has been eager about middle fielder Riley Greene — a budding star and arguably the way forward for the franchise — this offseason.

Harris had Greene, the 2019 No. 5 general choose, on his thoughts all through the analysis course of for changes to the outfield dimensions at Comerica Park, particularly when conversations in regards to the top of the partitions had been going down.

One of the targets is to create extra thrilling defensive performs for followers (and for Greene).

“The wall top and Riley Greene are associated,” Harris mentioned Jan. 11. “He’s fairly good at robbing house runs, and I believe a 7-foot wall goes to give him extra alternative to rob house runs and assist our pitchers out.”

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Detroit Tigers center fielder Riley Greene at Comerica Park in Detroit on Friday, July 1, 2022.

Before the 2023 season, the Tigers will transfer within the center-field fence 10 ft, from 422 ft to 412 ft, and drop the peak of that wall from 8½ ft to 7 ft. The wall in right-center area will decrease from 13 ft to 7 ft, and the wall in proper area will decrease from 8½ ft to 7 ft.

The top of the fences will measure 7 ft across the complete ballpark.

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