Detroit Tigers hold player meeting after being swept by Chicago White Sox

Detroit Tigers hold player meeting after being swept by Chicago White Sox

Detroit — The Tigers clubhouse remained closed for at least 30 minutes after Wednesday’s game.

After being swept home by a depleted White Sox team, losing the final in humiliating fashion 13-0, having to use three position players to cover the last three innings on the mound, it was time to clear the air .

“Nobody likes being given their a– every night,” said receiver Eric Haase, who confirmed the team held a players-only meeting. “We think we’re a better team than this, but for some reason we’re not clicking. We’re kind of looking to get back into that rhythm.”

The Tigers' Kody Clemens pitches against the White Sox in the eighth inning on Wednesday.  He was one of three position players the Tigers used on the mound in the loss.

Haase said the players talked about a wide range of issues with the general consensus: “We need to play better.”

“It’s obviously frustrating,” Haase said. “The way we played, nobody likes it. It’s very old. We want to change that. But getting into the weeds with the negative things won’t be a good path for the future. So hopefully that we’ve aired it and we’ll be ready to go tomorrow.”

BOX SCORE: White Sox 13, Tigers 0

Shortstop Javier Báez, who was given the day off Wednesday, didn’t want to call it a reunion and he didn’t want it to feel like there was some kind of dissension in the room. Just a bunch of players trying to figure out how to get back to playing winning baseball.

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