UPDATES & NEWS
Victor Martinez (side) has returned to the Tigers starting lineup on Friday.
The Tigers never declared V-Mart's injury an oblique issue, so perhaps it was just a minor problem in his side. He had tried to come back just before the break but when he felt a pain, the Tigers immediately shut him down again. His .328 average with 21 home runs and 55 RBI were huge for Detroit in the first half, so you can understand their caution. Hard to see him duplicating those numbers but even if he comes close, the season was a huge success.ANALYST: Howard Bender
Johnny Manziel reported for the first day of voluntary workouts Monday.
Manziel has completed his rehab program and is looking to be the team's starting quarterback in 2015. There has been speculation about the Browns drafting a quarterback in this draft, but we will have to wait and see. Their selections in the draft will give us a glimpse of what the organization thinks about Manziel, as well as how they feel about him as their starting quarterback. The draft will be a big indicator to us, and to Johnny Football, about his status in Cleveland. Analysis: Colby Conway
Joe Nathan (elbow) threw a full bullpen session Monday.
Nathan was able to throw off a mound on Saturday, but today was his first full bullpen session since suffering the elbow injury. Joakim Soria has been dynamite as the team's closer, and it is quite possible that he returns from the DL as the team's set-up man, not the closer. This is worth monitoring, especially if you own Nathan or Soria. Analysis: Colby Conway