"It'll be fun to see a lot of friends and a lot of people I consider family," McClendon said. "That's always going to be special. I'm excited about that but I'm going to be trying to kick their [butt]."
McClendon said he had a "wonderful" eight years in Detroit and described the organization as "tremendous."
How's he going to pitch Miguel Cabrera?
"Very carefully," he said.
Adam Lewis is an associate reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.