10:58 AM EDT, Tue August 30, 2016
Grand Rapids Press

Tigers' Mike Pelfrey throwing again, but return still few weeks away

Pelfrey suffered a lower-back strain and was placed on the 15-day disabled list on Aug. 1. DETROIT -- Mike Pelfrey is eligible to be activated from the disabled list this week, but he's going to need a little more time. Pelfrey has been pain-free for three days, tossed again Monday and is expected to toss a side session on Friday, the first since going on the disabled list earlier this month with a strain in his lower back. "Now it's just a matter of cracking back up and getting the arm ready," Pelfrey said. "They just told me it'll depend on how my arm feels....

Grand Rapids Press

Mike Pelfrey tried to fight through ailing back, but setback sent him to DL

I had a good day and I bend down to put on my socks for the game and couldnt get back up, Pelfrey said. DETROIT -- Detroit Tigers starting pitcher Mike Pelfrey was feeling optimistic that the back flare-up he endured on Sunday wouldn't send him to the disabled list. Then as he was changing into his uniform on Tuesday, his back locked up again.  "I had a good day and I bend down to put on my socks for the game and couldn't get back up," Pelfrey said. "It locked up and went into a spasm and set me back. So I said, 'OK, I'm not fighting it...

Grand Rapids Press

Tigers place Mike Pelfrey on disabled list with back strain

Manager Brad Ausmus said outfielder J.D. Martinez would be activated from the DL on Wednesday. DETROIT -- The Detroit Tigers placed pitcher Mike Pelfrey on the 15-day disabled list Tuesday with a lower back strain. Manager Brad Ausmus said outfielder J.D. Martinez would be activated from the DL on Wednesday. Anibal Sanchez, who pitched six innings to earn the win Tuesday night, will remain in the starting rotation, Ausmus said. Ausmus said Pelfrey was feeling better Tuesday morning, but his back locked up later in the day. The Tigers must create another roster...

Grand Rapids Press

No concerns about throwing as J.D. Martinez eyes return to RF on Thursday

Martinez was activated from the disabled list a day earlier than expected after pitcher Mike Pelfrey was sidelined with a back strain. DETROIT -- J.D. Martinez returned to the Detroit Tigers roster a day earlier than expected, which is one reason he wasn't starting Wednesday against the Chicago White Sox. Manager Brad Ausmus said that Martinez could be used as a pinch-hitter, although he'd prefer to avoid that as well. Martinez was activated from the disabled list after pitcher Mike Pelfrey was sidelined with a back strain. Ausmus said Pelfrey's back was locked...