• The Tigers will host a free select-a-seat and open house event on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. ET at Comerica Park. Fans interested in buying a new season-ticket package can enter through the Tiger Den Lounge entrance off of Montcalm Avenue. Complementary parking is available in the Tigers parking garage off the I-75 service drive.
• Torii Hunter and Alex Avila spent much of a rainy Thursday morning trash talking as they awaited their matchup in the team's informal basketball shooting tournament. Hunter's team, which he drafted from players not on other squads, will match up against Avila's group of catchers in the finals on Saturday.
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