• Cabrera was presented Thursday with his trophy for winning Tiger of the Year last season, his fourth such award since becoming a Tiger in 2008. Members of the Detroit Chapter of Baseball Writers Association presented him with the trophy after voting him for the award last fall.
• Triple-A Toledo third baseman Mike Hessman and outfielder Ezequiel Carrera were named to the International League All-Star roster for the Triple-A All-Star Game, which will be played on Wednesday, July 16, one day after the Major League version.
• Ausmus briefly generated some concern Thursday when he put Don Kelly in the on-deck circle to hit for Nick Castellanos in the fourth inning. However, what briefly looked like a potential injury situation turned out to be a bathroom break.
"Nick was in the bathroom," Ausmus said. "We wanted someone on deck in case Miggy was going to score, and he could tell him whether to slide to stay up."
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