• Octavio Dotel threw a bullpen session on Thursday at the Tigers' Spring Training complex in Lakeland, Fla. It's his first mound work since the setback that shut Dotel down for more than a week in his rehab from right elbow inflammation.
• Torii Hunter had a road-trip nightmare in Cleveland, losing his wedding ring after removing it to ease the pressure on a blister. "She said, 'I love you no matter what,'" Hunter recalled. "She said, 'It's just a ring, get another one.' I said, 'But I want that one.' You know, I played it up a little bit. But I was scared to make that phone call."