• The Tigers plan on taking advantage of the replay system for the first time, with it available Wednesday against the Yankees in Tampa, even though defensive coordinator Matt Martin and other members of the video crew will be in Kissimmee being trained on the system by MLB officials. Another member of the video crew will stay back to communicate with Ausmus on calls to potentially challenge.
• Shortstop Jose Iglesias reported improvement Tuesday in his shin splits, which have sidelined him for the past week and a half. Iglesias fielded grounders, took batting practice and jogged.
"He did indicate this was a good day," Ausmus said.
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