• The Tigers held a moment of silence before Wednesday's game for amateur scout Rolando Casanova, who passed away last weekend after battling cancer. Among the players Casanova recommended and signed during his 11 years with the Tigers is Castellanos. Casanova is survived by his wife, Silvia, and his two sons, Adrian and Gabriel.
• Former Tigers outfielder Brennan Boesch is on track to make an appearance at Comerica Park this weekend with the Angels, who called him up Wednesday from Triple-A Salt Lake City to replace injured outfielder Kole Calhoun. Boesch played in Detroit from 2010-12 before the Tigers released him in Spring Training last year. He played 23 games with the Yankees last year, including their three-game series in Detroit to open the Tigers' home schedule.
• Though Tuesday's Indians-Tigers game was postponed just before 2 p.m. ET, five hours before game time, Ausmus said most of the players were already at the park for early hitting in the cage, and some were able to get in some brief infield work. "My fingers were frozen putting gas in my car," Ausmus said.