Ryan Braun left the game against the Padres on Monday with a bruised quad but not before going 3-for-4 with a home run, one RBI and two runs scored. The team does not consider the injury to be serious and Braun should be considered day to day.
Braun was removed in the seventh inning of Monday night's game against the Padres due to a thigh contusion, but the injury is not considered serious at this time. With another multi-hit performance, Braun has now going 8-for-17 (.471 BA) with two home runs and three RBI over his last four games. Until we get a definitive answer on Braun's availability, consider him day-to-day moving forward. ANALYST: Matthew Beck
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