Quick hits

Quick hits

Quick hits
• Catcher Gerald Laird returned to action Friday night after missing most of the past week with a right hamstring strain. He took early batting practice on the field at Great American Ball Park and felt fine.

• Tigers minor league hitting coordinator Toby Harrah visited the Tigers Friday during early batting practice. Leyland said his visit was not for any specific purpose.

• Omir Santos cleared waivers and was about to be outrighted to Triple-A Toledo again when he refused the assignment Friday and elected for free agency. The catcher is now free to sign with any team.