• Jake Thompson, the Tigers' top pick in last June's First-Year Player Draft, has been promoted to Class A West Michigan to begin his 2013 season. Thompson, a second-round selection, made seven starts for the Tigers' Gulf Coast League team last summer, going 1-2 with a 1.91 ERA. He spent the last couple of months in extended spring training. Thompson is scheduled to make his first start on Friday, according to MLive.com.
• Octavio Dotel threw a side session off a mound at about 70 percent intensity, Leyland said on Tuesday. Dotel, out since late April with tendinitis in his right elbow, won't face hitters until he's throwing at full strength.