CLEVELAND, OH - APRIL 11: Right fielder J.D. Martinez #28 of the Detroit Tigers catches a fly ball hit by Mike Aviles #4 of the Cleveland Indians during the first inning at Progressive Field on April 11, 2015 in Cleveland, Ohio.(Photo by Jason Miller/Getty Images)

Day-To-Day With Low Back Tightness, J.D. Martinez Will Be Designated Hitter Thursday

Victor Martinez, who usually hits behind Miguel Cabrera, is getting a day off.

CBS Detroit–05/14/2015

MINNEAPOLIS, MN - APRIL 27: Joakim Soria #38 and Alex Avila #13 of the Detroit Tigers celebrate a win of the game against the Minnesota Twins on April 27, 2015 at Target Field in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The Tigers defeated the Twins 5-4. (Photo by Hannah Foslien/Getty Images)

Avila Will Avoid Surgery; No Immediate Timetable For Return

“I can’t give you an exact time frame, [but] it’s certainly shorter than what they expect if he’d have had surgery,” Ausmus said.

CBS Detroit–05/14/2015

ARLINGTON, TX - MAY 13:  Prince Fielder #84 of the Texas Rangers drops the bat after hitting a two-run homerun in the second inning against the Kansas City Royals at Globe Life Park in Arlington on May 13, 2015 in Arlington, Texas.  (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

Prince Fielder Shows Off His Dance Moves [VIDEO]

Fielder made it 4-0 with a two-run homer in the second.

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PHILADELPHIA, PA - MAY 08: Jonathan Papelbon #58 of the Philadelphia Phillies follows through on a pitch in the ninth inning against the New York Mets at Citizens Bank Park on May 8, 2015 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The Phillies won 3-1. (Photo by Drew Hallowell/Getty Images)

All Eyes On The Phillies Leading Up To July’s Trade Deadline

Cole Hamels, Jonathan Papelbon and Ryan Howard could shake up the pennant race this October.

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PORT ST. LUCIE, FL - MARCH 06: David Price #14 of the Detroit Tigers reacts during the second inning of the game against the New York Mets at Tradition Field on March 6, 2015 in Port St. Lucie, Florida. (Photo by Rob Foldy/Getty Images)

Price Feeling Good, Not Worried About Leg

“My last few days have been very, very, very encouraging,” Price said Wednesday at the Detroit Economic Club meeting.

CBS Detroit–05/13/2015

Alfredo Simon #31 of the Detroit Tigers pitches during game. FILE PHOTO (Photo by Ed Zurga/Getty Images)

Simon Delivers Ace-Level Performance, Also Entertains With Eephus

“It might have been the best outing we’ve had from him,” Tigers manager Brad Ausmus said after Tuesday’s win over the Twins.

CBS Detroit–05/13/2015

LOS ANGELES, CA - MAY 12:  Giancarlo Stanton #27 of the Miami Marlins hits a single in the sixth inning against the Los Angeles Dodgers at Dodger Stadium on May 12, 2015 in Los Angeles, California.  (Photo by Stephen Dunn/Getty Images)

Stanton’s HR Leaves Stadium; Longest Of The Season [VIDEO]

Giancarlo Stanton hit a mammoth home run that sailed out of Dodger Stadium.

97.1 The Ticket–05/13/2015

KANSAS CITY, MO - MAY 1:  Eric Hosmer #35 of the Kansas City Royals slides into home as he scores against Alex Avila #13 of the Detroit Tigers in the third inning on May 1, 2015 at Kauffman Stadium in Kansas City, Missouri. (Photo by Ed Zurga/Getty Images)

Avila Will Get Third Opinion On Knee; No Decision On Surgery Yet

“Alex is going to see Dr. Kyle Anderson … tomorrow for another evaluation,” Ausmus said. “We should know more tomorrow.”

CBS Detroit–05/12/2015

BALTIMORE, MD - OCTOBER 03:  Justin Verlander #35 of the Detroit Tigers walks back to the dugout after being relieved in the sixth inning against the Baltimore Orioles during Game Two of the American League Division Series at Oriole Park at Camden Yards on October 3, 2014 in Baltimore, Maryland.  (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)

Under Close Watch Of Tigers, Verlander Takes Another Step Toward Return With Latest Bullpen

Verlander said he will see how he feels Wednesday, but his immediate reaction was that the session went well.

CBS Detroit–05/12/2015

DETROIT, MI - APRIL 09:  J.D. Martinez #28 of the Detroit Tigers hits a two run RBI double in the fist inning in front of Chris Herrmann #12 of the Minnesota Twins at Comerica Park on April 9, 2015 in Detroit, Michigan.  (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)

J.D. Martinez Returns To Batting Fifth; Iglesias Back In Lineup

Martinez had recently been moved to the sixth spot because of struggles at the plate, but Ausmus said Martinez has turned a corner.

CBS Detroit–05/12/2015