Roster Report

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MEDICAL WATCH:

--DH Gerald Laird (right hamstring tightness) left the June 1 game. Manager Jim Leyland said he hoped to have Laird back for the June 5 game against Cleveland.

--C Alex Avila (right hamstring tightness) sat out June 2 and 3. He said he hoped to be able to play June 5 when Detroit's three-game set with Cleveland begins.

--LF Andy Dirks (right Achilles tendinitis) went on the 15-day disabled list retroactive to May 31.

--CF Austin Jackson (abdominal soreness) went on the 15-day disabled list retroactive to May 17. He was still experiencing soreness as of May 29, and as of June 1 expected to step up his baseball work after a week of relative inactivity. He was expected to return to action by June 8 or 9.

--RHP Doug Fister (left side strain) went on the 15-day disabled list retroactive to May 29. The same ailment kept him out April 8-May 6. He could return in mid-June.

--LHP Daniel Schlereth (left shoulder tendinitis) went on the 15-day disabled list May 7 after it was determined his injury occurred while he was pitching for the Tigers. The move was backdated to April 21. He saw a specialist May 15 after cutting short a May 11 throwing session. Surgery isn't necessary, and he will continue to rest. He was transferred to the 60-day disabled list June 2.

--RHP Al Alburquerque (right elbow surgery in December 2011) went on the 15-day disabled list April 3, and he was transferred to the 60-day DL on April 24. He won't be back with the Tigers before midseason.

--C/DH Victor Martinez (microfracture left knee surgery in January 2012) went on the 60-day disabled list March 12. He hopes to return late in the season.

ROTATION:

RHP Justin Verlander

RHP Max Scherzer

RHP Rick Porcello

LHP Drew Smyly

LHP Casey Crosby

BULLPEN:

RHP Jose Valverde (closer)

RHP Joaquin Benoit

RHP Octavio Dotel

LHP Phil Coke

LHP Duane Below

RHP Brayan Villarreal

RHP Luis Marte

CATCHERS:

Alex Avila

Gerald Laird

Omir Santos

INFIELDERS:

1B Prince Fielder

2B Danny Worth

SS Jhonny Peralta

3B Miguel Cabrera

INF Ramon Santiago

OF/INF Matt Young

OUTFIELDERS:

LF Don Kelly

CF Quintin Berry

RF Brennan Boesch

DH Delmon Young

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