The Detroit Tigers are making some major changes to the outfield walls at Comerica Park, and those changes are well-received by Tigers veteran slugger Miguel Cabrera who is gearing up to play in his final season.
As part of the changes, the Tigers will be moving in their center field wall, and also will be changing the heights of its right field, right-center field, and center field walls, according to Tigers President of Baseball Operations Scott Harris (via BallySports).
We wanted to strike the right balance,” Harris said on Wednesday. “Where we were improving the offensive conditions for our hitters without fundamentally changing the profile of the park, and we felt like we could do that with these changes.”
Prior to the changes, the Tigers’ center field wall at Comerica Park was 420 feet from home plate with laser measurements marking it at 422 feet, making it the deepest center field wall throughout the majors.
Now, the center field wall will now be 412 feet from home plate with the wall height will lower from 8.5 feet to 7 feet. The other walls will also be officially lowered to 7 feet from their previous height.