Turns out those spots are the preference for both when they are in the same outfield.
"Well, in talking to him, De Aza's a little more comfortable in left," manager Robin Ventura said. "It's just one of those [situations] where if he feels more comfortable over there, go over there. That's it."
De Aza plays a little deeper in center and has done a solid job of tracking down long fly balls while anchoring a top-notch outfield defense. Wise has a slightly stronger arm, and he also might be able to get to a few more bloopers because he plays slightly shallower.
In the Tigers' two-run eighth on Tuesday, Jhonny Peralta dropped a softly hit single to center on what looked like a fairly tough play for De Aza, putting runners on first and third with nobody out.