Brad Ausmus

DETROIT, MI - JUNE 2:  Brett Lawrie #15 of the Oakland Athletics slides safely into third base as Nick Castellanos #9 of the Detroit Tigers drops the throw from shortstop Jose Iglesias on a hit by Marcus Semien of the Oakland Athletics at Comerica Park on June 2, 2015 in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo by Duane Burleson/Getty Images)

Defensive Gaffes Cost Tigers In Fifth Straight Loss

“Anaheim was a slap in the face,” Ausmus said, referring to the recent four-game sweep by the Angels. “This was a punch in the gut.”

CBS Detroit–06/02/2015

Ian Kinsler #3 of the Detroit Tigers - file photo. (Photo by Leon Halip/Getty Images)

Tigers Shake Up Lineup With Hope Of Reinvigorating Offense

“Things weren’t working, so we looked at it, or I looked at it, tried to find some way we could maybe mix it up,” Ausmus said Tuesday.

CBS Detroit–06/02/2015

BALTIMORE, MD - OCTOBER 03:  Justin Verlander #35 of the Detroit Tigers throws a pitch in the first 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 Patrick Smith/Getty Images)

Verlander Scheduled For Final Rehab Start Saturday, Could Return To Rotation Next Week

“Lobstein has done a nice job,” Ausmus said, “but let’s face it, Justin Verlander’s a different animal when it comes to starting pitchers.”

CBS Detroit–06/02/2015

KANSAS CITY, MO - MAY 1: Miguel Cabrera #24 of the Detroit Tigers walks to dugout after striking out with bases loaded in the eighth inning against the Kansas City Royals  on May 1, 2015 at Kauffman Stadium in Kansas City, Missouri. (Photo by Ed Zurga/Getty Images)

Cabrera On Team’s Offensive Struggles: ‘When You Put A Lot Of Pressure On Yourself, You Overdo It’

“When you put a lot of pressure on yourself, you overdo it,” Cabrera said. “That’s when you make mistakes, when you try too hard.”

CBS Detroit–06/01/2015

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

Verlander Will Throw Simulated Game Tuesday

Ausmus said Verlander will still need to complete a rehab stint before he returns to action for Detroit.

CBS Detroit–05/22/2015

The latest item paying homage to the good looks of Tigers manager Brad Ausmus can be purchased for $26. (Photo from Etsy)

Tigers Poke Fun At Ausmus With T-Shirt With His Picture And Caption ‘Dreamy’

Ausmus said he suspected veteran catcher Alex Avila bought and distributed the shirts, but he was not sure.

CBS Detroit–05/21/2015

DETROIT, MI - APRIL 26: Bruce Rondon #43 of the Detroit Tigers celebrates a 10-0 win over the Atlanta Braves with Brayan Pena #55 at Comerica Park on April 26, 2013 in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)

Ausmus On Rondon Rehab Outing: ‘I’m Not Overly Concerned About His Results Right Now’

“I’m not overly concerned about his results right now,” Ausmus said. “It’s more about him getting through these innings.”

CBS Detroit–05/21/2015

DETROIT, MI - MAY 01: Bruce Rondon #43 of the Detroit Tigers pitches in the seventh inning during the game against the Minnesota Twins at Comerica Park on May 1, 2013 in Detroit, Michigan. The Twins defeated the Tigers 6-2. (Photo by Leon Halip/Getty Images)

Rondon Will Make Rehab Start Thursday

After talking at length about the decision to place Martinez on the disabled list, Ausmus provided updates on Rondon and Verlander.

CBS Detroit–05/19/2015

CLEVELAND, OH - APRIL 11: Victor Martinez #41 of the Detroit Tigers hits an RBI single during the seventh inning against the Cleveland Indians at Progressive Field on April 11, 2015 in Cleveland, Ohio.(Photo by Jason Miller/Getty Images)

Ausmus On Placing Victor Martinez On DL: ‘It Wasn’t Victor’s Choice’

Designated hitter Victor Martinez did not want to go on the disabled list. Detroit Tigers manager Brad Ausmus overruled him Monday night.

CBS Detroit–05/19/2015

CLEVELAND, OH - SEPTEMBER 1: Tyler Collins hits a three-run home run during the ninth inning against the Cleveland Indians at Progressive Field on September 1, 2014 in Cleveland, Ohio. The Tigers defeated the Indians 12-1. (Photo by Jason Miller/Getty Images)

Report: Tigers Calling Up Tyler Collins

In 18 games for the Tigers last season, Collins had a batting average of .250 and an on-base percentage of .280.

CBS Detroit–05/19/2015