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Don Kelly was feeling improvement in his strained right hamstring Wednesday and was scheduled to resume baseball activities. While there's no timetable for his return, Ausmus said he expects to have him back later this week. "I'm not concerned about him," Ausmus said. "My guess is we'll get him some at-bats."

Ben Verlander's latest Spring Training appearance in a Tigers uniform Wednesday gave him a chance to play in a game his older brother Justin pitched. The younger Verlander pinch-hit for Torii Hunter in the eighth inning, after Justin Verlander pitched the first 6 1/3 innings.

"Today was the first time I've ever played in the same game as my brother," Ben Verlander tweeted later. "That was fun."

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