DETROIT -- Alex Wilson and Cameron Maybin are inching closer to a return to the Detroit Tigers, and Daniel Norris continues to make progress in Lakeland. Sunday marked the fourth rehab game that Maybin has played in and Wilson's second.
Both will have Monday off before traveling to Toledo, where they'll continue their respective rehabs on Tuesday. Wilson (left shoulder soreness) and Maybin (left hairline wrist fracture) had been rehabbing in Lakeland with the Flying Tigers. It looks like Blaine Hardy will make his return to the team in the near future, too.
Wilson got lit up in his first rehab outing on April 7, getting tagged with four hits and three runs in 1 1/3 innings. However, on Sunday, he tossed two scoreless innings, striking out two and allowing three hits. In his four games played, Maybin has three hits (two doubles), two walks, and a stolen base in 13 at-bats.
As for Norris, his first rehab start went well. He was limited to 40 pitches on Sunday and finished with 39, 26 of which were strikes. After normal rest he's scheduled to make his next start, which lands on Friday barring any game postponements.
Whereas Wilson and Maybin are moving to Toledo, Norris will be staying put in Lakeland for the time being. It's not surprising considering he just got back on the mound. He's been sidelined with non-displaced fractures in the spinous processes of his lower back.
The Tigers expected him to be out for 4-6 weeks and that appears to remain the case. Norris' pitch count limit has been upped to 55 pitches. No innings limit was listed, however. He's been sidelined since March 19 with back soreness. The team later found out about the fractures and placed him on the 15-day disabled list retro to March 25.