The Tigers announced the signings of two more selections from last week's First-Year Player Draft. Left-hander Preston Jamison, Detroit's 30th-round pick from South Mountain Community College in Arizona, agreed to terms. So did catcher Charlie Neil, Detroit's 37th-rounder out of Yale. The Tigers have agreed to terms with 17 Draft picks.
Top hitting prospect Nick Castellanos was removed from Thursday's game and held out of Friday's starting lineup for Double-A Erie after being jammed by a pitch in on his hands. The Tigers don't expect the injury to be serious but are taking an abundance of caution with it. Detroit's former top pick is 9-for-36 with the SeaWolves with a double and an RBI in nine games since being promoted from Class A Lakeland.
Leyland said starter Drew Smyly's blister on his left index finger isn't as bad as it was before, "but there's still a big hole there and it's real sensitive. I mean, it's much better, but there's no way he could've pitched [Saturday]."