Though Rick Porcello left Thursday's game after taking a line drive off his right biceps, he's expected to be fine for his first start after the All-Star break. He will not pitch in relief this weekend.
The Tigers have released third-base prospect Adelin Santa at his request this week, one year after the team signed the Dominican teenager for a $750,000 bonus. The release was requested for personal reasons, according to a source.
Add Thursday's 1-hour, 22-minute rain delay to the delays over the previous two games, and the Tigers and Twins waited through 5 hours and 18 minutes of rain delays in the series.