• The Tigers will join other teams across Major League Baseball in wearing camouflage-colored jerseys and caps on Memorial Day, when they host the Pirates in a 1:05 p.m. ET game at Comerica Park.
• As odd as it seems to have an off-day in Cleveland, less than three hours from Detroit, it was a blessing after Sunday night's game in Texas. The team arrived in Cleveland around 4:30 a.m. ET Monday morning.
• Alburquerque, optioned to Triple-A Toledo last Wednesday, has reported to the Mud Hens after missing the weekend. Alburquerque returned home to the Dominican Republic to attend to a personal matter, according to the Tigers, and the team gave him permission to take longer than the usual 72-hour window to report.
• Brayan Villarreal says he feels fine, but is trying to repeat his delivery from one inning to the next as he works through his ups and downs at Triple-A Toledo. Villarreal has tossed back-to-back solid outings since walking the bases loaded last Thursday.