“Alex is going to see Dr. Kyle Anderson … tomorrow for another evaluation,” Ausmus said. “We should know more tomorrow.”
Martinez had recently been moved to the sixth spot because of struggles at the plate, but Ausmus said Martinez has turned a corner.
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.
Martinez has been working with Tigers hitting coach Wally Joyner to get himself back to form, and those efforts have made a difference.
“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.”
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.
“I thought he was real close,” Ausmus said. “I think he thought he was close until that one pitch.”
“I don’t know what’s going on today,” Sanchez said, “but for sure everything’s going to change soon.”
David Price dazzled again Friday, allowing only one earned run over eight innings as the Tigers notched a win over the White Sox.
“I just wanted to give him one more day off the left side,” Tigers manager Brad Ausmus said Friday morning.