• Justin Verlander said he received text messages from his dad through the afternoon on Saturday, updating him on younger brother Ben, who hit three home runs for Old Dominion. "I'm so excited for him, man. That is so awesome," Justin Verlander said. "I called him the other night. He was kind of short about it, but yeah, he's been raking. He just committed himself to hitting. He came up last year and worked with our hitting coach, [Lloyd McClendon], and he says he feels great."
• Manager Jim Leyland said that Miguel Cabrera, Omar Infante and Anibal Sanchez could rejoin the Tigers as soon as Tuesday following Venezuela's elimination from the World Baseball Classic. Neither Cabrera nor Infante are on the travel roster for Tuesday's trip to Clearwater to face the Phillies, but Leyland said that Sanchez might be scheduled for a simulated game on Tuesday. Both Cabrera and Infante will make one of the long trips the Tigers face at the end of the week, either against the Mets in Port St. Lucie on Thursday or against the Cardinals on Saturday in Jupiter.
• Backup catcher Bryan Holaday caught all nine innings of Tuesday's 11-0 loss as a way to get him at-bats. He had gotten just five plate appearances over the previous six games combined. Holaday went 0-for-3, but threw a runner out trying to steal second base.