• Right-hander Anibal Sanchez threw a bullpen session at Joker Marchant Stadium on Saturday morning and felt good, Ausmus said. He is still on schedule to pitch in a Minor League game on Monday, but he likely will be on some sort of pitch limit given his recent bout with right shoulder inflammation.
"I'm sure it'll be different, more because he had that shoulder issue than anything else," Ausmus said.
• Outfielder Rajai Davis has been battling a sore right hamstring since Sunday, but he should return to game action soon. Ausmus said the speedy left fielder added running to his workout on Saturday after going through agility drills on Friday.
"Assuming everything goes well, it would be Monday at the latest," Ausmus said. "As far as the final determination, I've got to wait and see what transpires today with his running."
• Outfielder Andy Dirks (back surgery) told Ausmus recently that he was hoping to make it to Lakeland, Fla., to visit the Tigers before the club breaks camp.
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