Doug Martin took to his Twitter account on Monday to confirm he has been medically cleared from the shoulder injury and subsequent surgery which wiped out the last nine games of his 2013 season.
Even without the injury last season, I would not like him for the 2014 season because of the coaching change. New coach Lovie Smith and offensive coordinator Jeff Tedford are not the types who establish a solid running game. It's good to hear his recovery was smooth and is ready to go for offseason work-outs. ANALYST: Drew Phelps
Joakim Soria will throw a bullpen session Thursday.
Soria was acquired last season by the Tigers as an insurance policy for the struggling Joe Nathan but he found himself getting injured just six games after being acquired which forced him to miss more than a month. In 13 games with the Tigers last season Soria went 1-1 with a 4.91 ERA after posting a 2.70 ERA with the Rangers prior to the trade. The Tigers expect Nathan to be their closer heading into the season which will mean Soria will once again be in a set up role. Analysis: Jonathan Impemba