Detroit Tigers Player News: Last 24 hours, All Positions

News: Jimenez struck out the side in Thursday's exhibition against Florida Southern.
Impact: He followed starter Alex Wilson into the game Thursday, pitching a cleaning inning on a day in which the Tigers racked up 18 strikeouts against their collegiate opponent. Jimenez has an opportunity to secure a high-leverage role for the Tigers this spring.
News: Wilson struck out five and pitched two scoreless innings against Florida Southern in his spring debut Thursday, Evan Woodbery of reports.
Impact: The Tigers are giving Wilson a look as a starter this spring, and he'll try to secure a place in the back of the rotation during Grapefruit League starts in the weeks ahead. Wilson used four pitches during his start Thursday, and he's scheduled to go three innings in his next spring outing, which will likely take place Tuesday against the Phillies.
News: Ficociello had a finger pop out of its socket during Thursday's matchup with Florida Southern, but he's doing fine, Chris McCosky of The Detroit News reports.
Impact: It's unclear what the cause of the issue was. Considering it was the first game of the spring, it comes as no surprise that he was instantly removed from the game following the incident. It seems like he'll be fine moving forward, although it'll be worth monitoring over the course of spring training in case the finger continues to cause him problems. Ficociello is looking to build off his 2017 campaign in which he produced an .824 OPS at Double-A Erie and earned his first promotion to Triple-A Toledo.
News: Fulmer (elbow) is scheduled to start Monday's Grapefruit League game against the Orioles, Evan Woodbery of reports.
Impact: As expected, Fulmer has made a full recovery from September ulnar transposition surgery, a procedure that resulted in the right-hander missing the final month of the past season. His rehab from the procedure only carried a 3-to-4-month recovery window, so he should remain on a normal throwing schedule throughout spring as he prepares for his third big-league season. With Justin Verlander now in Houston, Fulmer looks like the leading candidate to become only the third Opening Day starter for the Tigers in the past 11 years.
News: Zimmermann (back) is scheduled to start Saturday's Grapefruit League game against the Blue Jays, Evan Woodbery of reports.
Impact: Zimmermann is only expected to toss an inning or two in the outing, but the fact that he's set to pitch in a game with spring training barely underway suggests the Tigers harbor no concerns about the health of his back, for which he required a nerve-block injection a few weeks earlier. While the right-hander's place in the Tigers' starting rotation looks secure, his 5.60 ERA (4.88 FIP), 1.48 WHIP and 5.73 K/9 rate over his first two seasons in Detroit make him someone to avoid in most mixed formats.