Norichika Aoki (groin) will require at least six or seven rehab games before returning.
Aoki has been a disappointment since being traded to the Royals, but he will look to improve when he returns from the disabled list. It was reported that Aoki would return this week, but given the fact that he is going to play a full week of rehab games, it sounds as though a return right after the All-Star break is more realistic.ANALYST: David Kerr
Tigers are in discussions with Jordan Zimmermann.
There is nothing definite to this point, but reports have surfaced that Jordan Zimmermann is in "serious" discussions with the Tigers. Zimmermann would form a nice one-two punch with Justin Verlander atop the rotation in Detroit. Zimmermann was 13-10 in 2015 with a 3.66 ERA and 164 strikeouts in 201 2/3 innings pitched. Analysis: Greg Jewett