Masahiro Tanaka will face hitters in live batting practice on Saturday.
Interesting that the Yankees have him facing live hitters after just a few session of throwing from flat ground. The eventual hope is that he'll be able to get at least one start in before the end of the regular season, but that seems pretty far off. He's not helping anyone in re-draft leagues this year. No one. ANALYST: Howard Bender
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