Brad Ausmus

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

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

KANSAS CITY, MO - MAY 3:  Miguel Cabrera #24 of the Detroit Tigers celebrates his two-run home run as he rounds first in the fifth inning against the Kansas City Royals on May 3, 2015 at Kauffman Stadium in Kansas City, Missouri. (Photo by Ed Zurga/Getty Images)

Opinion: Understandable For Ausmus To Pinch-Run For Cabrera In Ninth

The Tigers had plenty of chances to win. The fact they lost does not come down to Ausmus’s decision to pinch-run for Cabrera.

CBS Detroit–05/11/2015

MINNEAPOLIS, MN - APRIL 27: J.D. Martinez #28 of the Detroit Tigers congratulates teammate Yoenis Cespedes #52 on a three run home run against the Minnesota Twins during the first inning of the game on April 27, 2015 at Target Field in Minneapolis, Minnesota. (Photo by Hannah Foslien/Getty Images)

Ausmus, J.D. Martinez Confident Martinez Headed In Right Direction

Martinez has been working with Tigers hitting coach Wally Joyner to get himself back to form, and those efforts have made a difference.

CBS Detroit–05/09/2015

KANSAS CITY, MO - MAY 2:  David Price #14 of the Detroit Tigers throws in the first inning against the Kansas City Royals on May 2, 2015 at Kauffman Stadium in Kansas City, Missouri. (Photo by Ed Zurga/Getty Images)

Price Suffers Hamstring Injury In Win; Tigers Expect To Know More Saturday

“My heel stepped on the bat, and then it rolled to the front of my foot,” Price said. “It felt like it kind of hyperextended my leg.”

CBS Detroit–05/09/2015

8 Apr 2000: Catcher Brad Ausmus #12 of the Detroit Tigers catches the ball during the game against the Baltimore Orioles at Camden Yards in Baltimore, Maryland. The Orioles defeated the Tigers 2-1.

Brad Ausmus Catches Shane Greene’s Bullpen Session [VIDEO]

Detroit Tigers manager Brad Ausmus is no stranger to life behind a catcher’s mask — he spent parts of 17 seasons as a catcher in the MLB.

97.1 The Ticket–05/01/2015

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

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