• Tigers manager Brad Ausmus was originally scheduled to hit the road for Friday's split-squad set, but he will now manage the home game against the Yankees. Bench coach Gene Lamont will manage the split-squad on the road against the Phillies so he can travel home to Sarasota after the game.
• Bruce Rondon hit 95-97 mph on his fastball, according to a scout in attendance, on his way to retiring the Braves in order in the ninth inning for a relatively easy spring debut. He threw five out of his six fastballs for strikes, the one ball bouncing in the dirt. He also threw an offspeed pitch in the dirt.
• The Tigers announced that all 162 regular-season games will be televised locally, including 150 on FOX Sports Detroit, five on FOX Sports 1, up to four on ESPN and three on FOX Saturday Baseball. All but one will be shown live, with the July 12 game at Kansas City shown on tape delay at 10 p.m. ET because it falls in the FOX Saturday blackout window.
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