Detroit Tigers Player News: All Positions

News: Castellanos went 3-for-4 with a double and a run scored in Wednesday's 8-7 loss to the Pirates.
Impact: Castellanos extended his hitting streak to five games, though this was his first multi-hit effort during the stretch. The 27-year-old is now slashing .268/.326/.452, which is a bit behind his .298/.354/.500 line from last season.
News: Castro went 2-for-3 with a home run and two RBI in Wednesday's 8-7 loss to the Pirates.
Impact: Castro singled home a run in the first inning, then followed a Brandon Dixon two-run shot in the third with a solo home run of his own, the first of his MLB career. The 25-year-old has been getting fairly regular playing time lately, and he's slashing .263/.295/.386 through 57 at-bats.
News: Dixon went 1-for-4 with a two-run home run in Wednesday's 8-7 loss to the Pirates.
Impact: Dixon smacked his eighth home run of the season as part of a five-run third inning. The 27-year-old continues to excel, though his .352 BABIP coming into Wednesday suggests that his current .277 batting average could regress.
News: Ramirez (3-2) allowed five runs on six hits across 1.1 innings to take the loss Wednesday against the Pirates. He struck out one and did not issue any walks.
Impact: Ramirez has been hit hard in his last two appearances, which both went down as losses. The lefty has allowed eight runs on 12 hits over his last 4.1 innings, and the rough patch has pushed his season ERA from 2.25 to 4.45. The Tigers don't have a ton of proven options in the bullpen, so Ramirez should get the chance to figure things out, but he's not offering much from a fantasy perspective at the moment.
News: Zimmermann (elbow) allowed three runs over four innings and took a no-decision Wednesday against the Pirates. He gave up five hits and a walk, while striking out four.
Impact: Zimmermann, who last pitched for the Tigers on April 25, was limited to just 75 pitches in his return. He threw 52 of them for strikes, but his offerings weren't overly effective, and the righty saw his season ERA climb to 6.03. Zimmermann now has a 5.30 ERA since coming to Detroit in 2016, so it wouldn't be wise to expect a ton of improvement. He's scheduled to take the mound again Tuesday against a tough Rangers lineup.
News: Cabrera is not in the lineup for Wednesday's game against Pittsburgh, Chris McCosky of The Detroit News reports.
Impact: Lingering knee issues are expected to keep Cabrera limited almost exclusively to designated hitter duty for the rest of the season and likely the rest of his career, though he did play first base Tuesday due to the lack of a DH in the National League park. He's back on the bench Wednesday for the series finale but should reclaim his DH spot Friday in Cleveland.
News: Zimmermann (elbow) was activated as expected ahead of his scheduled start Wednesday against the Pirates.
Impact: Zimmermann had been dealing with a right UCL sprain since late April. He had a poor 5.93 ERA in six starts prior to landing on the injured list, allowing five runs in each of his last three outings, though it's possible those numbers were affected by the injury. The 33-year-old only lasted 4.2 innings while allowing four runs in his final rehab appearance with Triple-A Toledo on Thursday.
News: Mercer (quadriceps) ran the bases Wednesday, Chris McCosky of The Detroit News reports.
Impact: Mercer was able to complete a series of baserunning drills, which included sprinting to first base, rounding the bases and stopping and starting. If the veteran shortstop checks out OK in the coming days, he could be cleared to resume a minor-league rehab assignment as soon as this weekend.
News: Greene posted his 21st save of the season despite allowing a hit and a walk in the ninth against the Pirates on Tuesday.
Impact: He was on the verge of disaster with Josh Bell at the plate, two runners on base and only one out, but Greene induced a game-ending double play against the MVP candidate. Greene has now saved 21 of the Tigers' 26 wins this season. He is 0-2 with a 0.93 ERA, 0.86 WHIP and 29 strikeouts in 29 innings this season. Greene is also 21-for-22 in save chances.
News: Norris allowed two runs on four hits with four strikeouts and one walk across six innings during a no-decision against the Pirates on Tuesday.
Impact: The left-hander has yielded only two runs in each of his last two outings, but in both cases he settled for a no-decision. Norris has lost his last four decisions, and he hasn't captured a win since May 12. Overall, he is 2-5 with a 4.40 ERA, 1.41 WHIP and 58 strikeouts in 73.2 innings this season. Norris is scheduled to pitch next on the road against the Indians on Sunday.
News: Reyes was optioned to Triple-A Toledo following Tuesday's win over the Pirates.
Impact: Reyes was recalled from Triple-A prior to the game and worked a walk in a pinch-hit appearance. The 24-year-old is 2-for-3 with a run scored and an RBI across his numerous major-league stints this season.
News: Castellanos went 1-for-2 with a double, two walks, two runs scored and an RBI in Tuesday's 5-4 win over the Pirates.
Impact: Castellanos had a productive evening in front of the home crowd, and his second run of the game put the Tigers ahead for good in the eighth inning. The 27-year-old has now scored 41 times this season through 67 games, to go along with 25 RBI.
News: Greene worked around a hit and a walk to fire a scoreless ninth inning and record the save in Tuesday's 5-4 win over the Pirates.
Impact: It wasn't the smoothest outing for Greene, but the Tigers' closer worked out of trouble by inducing a Josh Bell double-play grounder with runners on first and second to end the game. Greene now has 21 saves and a microscopic 0.93 ERA this season, as he continues to enhance his trade value ahead of the deadline.