Tigers lefty Daniel Schlereth, who has been on the disabled list since April 21 with left shoulder tendinitis, was moved to the 60-day DL on Saturday to clear space on the 40-man roster. After suffering a setback during his rehab a couple of weeks ago, Schlereth likely wouldn't have been able to return until around June 20, the date he is now eligible to be activated.
Relief pitcher Al Alburquerque, who has been throwing from 150 feet, is set to make the next step in his recovery from right elbow surgery. Rand said that Alburquerque will begin throwing off a mound within a week.
Prince Fielder and Verlander were named the Tigers' Player and Pitcher of the Month, respectively, on Saturday. Fielder hit .330 with nine doubles, five home runs and 22 RBIs in May. Verlander went 3-2 with a 2.66 ERA.