UPDATES & NEWS
Jason Motte said he struck out one and induced three grounders in a 15-pitch extended spring training game Saturday.
Motte has been making outstanding progress in his recovery from Tommy John surgery. He's less than a year removed from surgery and his throwing program has been intense for the given time period. Some speculate a late April return, things have been going that well, but early May seems much more likely. He'll slot in as Trevor Rosenthal's top set-up man once he returns so if you play in a league that counts holds and K/9, then Motte will make for a solid choice. ANALYST: Howard Bender
Anthony Gose is not in the Tigers starting lineup on Saturday.
With the Indians throwing righty Trevor Bauer, it's a bit curious as to why Gose is not in the lineup. He plays steadily against right-handed pitching and is slashing .333/.348/.511 this season, so perhaps there's an unreported injury lurking here. Addition updates are likely to come. Rajai Davis is playing center field and leading off. Analysis: Howard Bender