• Joel Hanrahan has thrown off a mound twice since being cleared again for side sessions following a bout of arm weakness, Ausmus said. He also continues to build up his arm strength by long-tossing.
• The Tigers shuffled their rotation slightly for their upcoming four-game series in Oakland, pushing back Max Scherzer by a day. He'll get an extra day's rest before starting Tuesday night, while Drew Smyly rejoins the rotation for the Memorial Day series opener. By starting Smyly ahead of Scherzer, the Tigers avoid pitching Verlander and Scherzer back to back.
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