V-Mart, Rondon making progress on rehab assignments
DETROIT -- There were two Tigers unaffected by Sunday's rain delay at Comerica Park.
Victor Martinez started his rehabilitation assignment with the Toledo Mud Hens, who were finishing a series in Pawtucket, Rhode Island, against the Pawtucket Red Sox.
Reliever Bruce Rondon was making his ninth rehab appearance with the Mud Hens.
Martinez went 1-for-4 with a fly-out, RBI single, swinging strikeout and foul pop-out.
Martinez batted three times right-handed against Pawtucket left-hander Henry Owens and once left-handed against Jonathan Aro.
The Tigers offered Martinez the option to fly from Pawtucket to Syracuse, Toledo's next stop, but Martinez said he would take the bus with the rest of the Mud Hens.
Martinez is scheduled to play in the three games in Syracuse.
Rondon pitched the eighth inning, getting two quick outs on a called strikeout and a fly-out, then walking one, allowing a single and finally getting out of it with a fly-out from former Tiger Quintin Berry.
Rondon threw 22 pitches, 10 for strikes.
With the scoreless inning, Rondon lowered his ERA to 10.98.