LAKELAND, Fla. (AP) _ The Detroit Tigers sent eight players to the minors, including former Kansas City and Pittsburgh outfielder Jermaine Allensworth.

Pitchers Adam Bernero and Matt Miller and catcher Brandon Inge were optioned to Triple-A Toledo.

Outfielder Andres Torres was optioned to Double-A Erie, and Allensworth, pitchers Mark Johnson and Sean Runyan and infielder Kurt Bierek were reassigned to minor league camp.