• The Tigers had just about perfect attendance for their annual team photo taken Friday after a few players missed it last year. The one notable absence was team owner Mike Ilitch, who has been a regular in the shots. His spot was left open in the photo, likely to be added later. A Tigers spokesperson cited scheduling conflicts.
• This weekend marks the final regular-season home series for assistant trainer Steve Carter, who's retiring after 19 seasons in his position and 25 years in the Tigers organization. He's going to stay involved in the profession at the scholastic level.
• Ilitch Charities, a non-profit organization, presented $150,000 in donations to three Michigan charities during a pregame ceremony at Comerica Park on Friday night. Christopher Ilitch, president and CEO of Ilitch Holdings and chairman of Ilitch Charities, made the presentation of $50,000 donations to the Detroit Historical Society, Michigan Humane Society and Macomb-Oakland Regional Center from money raised at last month's Ilitch Charities Celebrity Golf Classic.
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