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Alex Avila hitting 2nd in Tigers lineup vs. Rangers

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Avila gets his second start in the No. 2 spot against Rangers ace Yu Darvish.

Miguel Cabrera returns to Tigers lineup vs. Rangers

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Also, Alex Avila will bat second.

Nick Castellanos moved down in Tigers lineup vs. Rangers

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Castellanos will bat sixth against Rangers righthander Nick Martinez.

Former Detroit Tiger David Price and his wife had a baby

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David Price and his wife Tiffany announced on Twitter Friday afternoon that they have welcomed a baby boy, Xavier, into the world. Price pitched for the Tigers the second half of 2014 and the first half of 2015 before being traded to the Toronto Blue Jays for current Tigers pitchers Daniel Norris and Matthew Boyd and Tigers relief prospect Jairo Labourt.

Buck Farmer recalled from Toledo Mud Hens

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The right handed pitcher will join the Tigers while Victor Martinez is on the paternity leave list. This suggests that the Tigers are less concerned with replacing Martinez's bat and more interested in adding some depth to their bullpen.

Victor Martinez will go on the paternity list

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Following Thursday's game, he will join his wife and prepare to welcome the next little Martinez into the world.

Miguel Cabrera scratched from Wednesday's starting lineup

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Miguel Cabrera was slated to bat third and play first base for the Detroit Tigers on Wednesday against the Baltimore Orioles. Instead, Alex Avila will play first base and J.D. Martinez will bat in the third spot. There are no further details on why the slugger was scratched.

Joe Jimenez will be out for at least a month

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The reliever will rehab for "lower back condition" in Lakeland, per Fenech.

J.D. Martinez singles in first at-bat of 2017 season

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On Friday, Detroit Tigers outfielder J.D. Martinez was in the lineup for the first time this season. In his first at-bat, he singled off Los Angeles Angels right-handed pitcher Matt Shoemaker.

J.D. Martinez returns to Tigers lineup vs. Angels

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J.D. will hit sixth against Angels starter Matt Shoemaker.