After pitching a scoreless ninth for his 20th save of the season, Sean Doolittle reported feeling pain in his side after throwing his second to last pitch of the night.
Doolittle looked fine for the most part but noticeably winced and reached for his side after throwing his next-to-last pitch. He closed out the game for his 20th save of the season, but will now be evaluated for either a rib or oblique injury. Fantasy owners may want to grab Luke Gregerson as insurance, but Doolittle reportedly passed initial tests and said he felt fine.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