The Tigers will play seven games in a row on artificial turf.
• Depending upon Monday's weather, Anibal Sanchez will either make a Minor League rehab start for the Tigers' Gulf Coast League team or for the Class A Lakeland Tigers. If not, he will either pitch in a simulated game or throw indoors at the Tigers' spring training complex.
• Even through rookie Bruce Rondon took the loss in Saturday night's game after allowing three singles and a wild pitch in the 10th inning, Leyland expects Rondon to be a prominent part of the Tigers' bullpen.
"He's going to be a very usable guy for us," Leyland said on Sunday.
• Comparing low-keyed Drew Smyly to high-intensity Phil Coke, Leyland said, "Smyly snores while he plays checkers and Coke is revving all over the place."