• Miguel Cabrera earned his first extra-base hit of the spring Friday with a first-inning double off the right-field fence. It was kind of hit he would've had trouble stretching beyond a single while he was playing hurt down the stretch last season.
• Jose Iglesias was expected to take batting practice at Joker Marchant Stadium on Friday as he continues his recovery from shin splints. Iglesias, who has been out of action for little more than a week, hit in the indoor batting cases Thursday and felt fine. He has yet to run the bases or take infield work.
• Ausmus confirmed that Justin Verlander will make his first Spring Training start, weather permitting, on Tuesday against the Blue Jays at Joker Marchant Stadium. Verlander's spring debut had been scheduled for Thursday, but the rainout forced Verlander into the batting cage for a side session instead.
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