• Though Tigers pitchers are scheduled to begin facing hitters in live batting practice on Tuesday, Justin Verlander is expected to throw a regular bullpen session without hitters in place. The Tigers are bringing him along carefully as he works his way back from core muscle surgery.
• Ausmus will speak to the full Tigers squad for the first time on Tuesday morning. "I just have to be myself. I know what points I want to make," Ausmus said.
• Ausmus said he does not have any intrasquad scrimmage games planned before the Tigers begin their Spring Training schedule next Tuesday against Florida Southern College.