Boesch takes BP; Santiago feels improvement

KISSIMMEE, Fla. -- Brennan Boesch took batting practice Tuesday as he continued to try to work his way back from the oblique injury that has sidelined him since the beginning days of Tigers camp.

Meanwhile, Ramon Santiago said he was feeling improvement in his strained right calf and would begin stretching and agility exercises to try to get some range.

Boesch said he hopes he could be ready for live batting practice midweek if Max Scherzer throws to hitters. If he could do that, it could put him on track to possibly be ready for games at the end of the week.

Santiago, meanwhile, remains out indefinitely.