Brad Ausmus

DETROIT, MI - APRIL 6: Joe Nathan #36 of the Detroit Tigers celebrates the final out during the Opening Day game against the Minnesota Twins at Comerica Park on April 6, 2015 in Detroit, Michigan. The Tigers defeated the Twins 4-0. (Photo by Leon Halip/Getty Images)

Bad News For Joe Nathan: More Tests After Arm ‘Pop’

“I thought he was real close,” Ausmus said. “I think he thought he was close until that one pitch.”

CBS Detroit–04/22/2015

TORONTO, CANADA - AUGUST 8: Anibal Sanchez #19 of the Detroit Tigers grimaces as he exits the game with an injury in the fifth inning during MLB game action against the Toronto Blue Jays on August 8, 2014 at Rogers Centre in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. (Photo by Tom Szczerbowski/Getty Images)

Sanchez Searching For Answers After Giving Up 9 Runs In Loss To White Sox

“I don’t know what’s going on today,” Sanchez said, “but for sure everything’s going to change soon.”

CBS Detroit–04/18/2015

DETROIT, MI - APRIL 17:  Pitcher David Price #14 of the Detroit Tigers flips a grounder hit by Adam Eaton of the Chicago White Sox to first base for an out in the first inning at Comerica Park on April 17, 2015 in Detroit, Michigan. The Tigers defeated the White Sox 2-1. (Photo by Duane Burleson/Getty Images)

Success Of Starters Continues As Price Dominates Against White Sox

David Price dazzled again Friday, allowing only one earned run over eight innings as the Tigers notched a win over the White Sox.

CBS Detroit–04/17/2015

CLEVELAND, OH - APRIL 11: Head athletic trainer Kevin Rand, left, helps Victor Martinez #41 of the Detroit Tigers leave the game after an apparent injury during the seventh inning against the Cleveland Indians at Progressive Field on April 11, 2015 in Cleveland, Ohio.(Photo by Jason Miller/Getty Images)

Victor Martinez Held Out Of Lineup, Will Be Back In Saturday

“I just wanted to give him one more day off the left side,” Tigers manager Brad Ausmus said Friday morning.

CBS Detroit–04/17/2015

Justin Verlander #35 of the Detroit Tigers prepares to throw. FILE PHOTO (Photo by Stacy Revere/Getty Images)

Verlander’s Simulated Game Cut Short Due To Fatigue

Verlander told reporters Wednesday that fatigue, not pain, cut the session short.

CBS Detroit–04/15/2015

DETROIT, MI - APRIL 09: Shane Greene #61 of the Detroit Tigers throws a second inning pitch while playing the Minnesota Twins at Comerica Park on April 9, 2015 in Detroit, Michigan.  (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)

After Waiting Out Rain Delay Of 3 1/2 Hours, Shane Greene Stellar In Debut For Tigers

“I tied my cleats four different times before I went out there,” Greene said.

CBS Detroit–04/09/2015

DETROIT, MI - APRIL 6:  Manager Brad Ausmus #7 of the Detroit Tigers greets his players prior to the start of the Opening Day game against the Minnesota Twins at Comerica Park on April 6, 2015 in Detroit, Michigan. The Tigers defeated the Twins 4-0.  (Photo by Leon Halip/Getty Images)

Top 5 Detroit Sports Quotes Of The Week

“The energy for Opening Day, for me it’s a kin to the Super Bowl. It’s kind of an unofficial holiday for Michigan and Detroit. It’s a lot of fun to be a part of it.”

97.1 The Ticket–04/09/2015

DETROIT, MI - APRIL 6:  Joe Nathan #36 of the Detroit Tigers greets teammates during the pregame introductions prior to the start of the Opening Day game against the Minnesota Twins at Comerica Park on April 6, 2015 in Detroit, Michigan. The Tigers defeated the Twins 4-0. (Photo by Leon Halip/Getty Images)

Tigers Place Nathan On 15-Day Disabled List; Soria Will Close In His Absence

Ausmus said Nathan felt okay before he pitched Monday, but when Nathan threw Wednesday, Ausmus could tell the elbow was troubling Nathan.

CBS Detroit–04/08/2015

DETROIT, MI - SEPTEMBER 14:  Justin Verlander #35 of the Detroit Tigers pitches during the sixth inning of the game against the Cleveland Indians at Comerica Park on September 14, 2014 in Detroit, Michigan. The Tigers defeated the Indians 6-4.  (Photo by Leon Halip/Getty Images)

Now Officially On Disabled List, Verlander Will Not Start Sunday; Level Of Concern Still Low

“If this was September, it might be a different story,” Verlander added. “I might be pitching through some stuff right now, but talking with the coaching staff, they don’t want me to do that right now.”

CBS Detroit–04/08/2015

BALTIMORE, MD - OCTOBER 03: Manager Brad Ausmus #7 of the Detroit Tigers looks on 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)

Ausmus On Opening Day: ‘The Energy … For Me It’s Akin To The Super Bowl’

In the grand scheme of a season, Opening Day is only one of 162 games, but for baseball lovers, the first game holds a unique appeal.

CBS Detroit–04/06/2015

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