Quick hits

• Look for the Tigers to skip Rick Porcello for a turn in the rotation after his next start Thursday in Houston, just as they did during their recent West Coast trip. Detroit has off-days May 6 and 8, which means two extra days of rest unless someone is skipped. The Tigers wouldn't need Porcello again until May 14 at home, also against the Astros.

• Garcia could be promoted to Triple-A Toledo in the coming days as his Minor League rehab assignment continues. He's batting 2-for-11 in three games with Class A Lakeland.

Jason Beck is a reporter for MLB.com. Read Beck's Blog and follow him on Twitter @beckjason. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.