Fister to throw 'pen session on Wednesday

Fister to throw 'pen session on Wednesday

Fister to throw 'pen session on Wednesday
CHICAGO -- Pitchers Doug Fister (left side strain) and Drew Smyly (left finger blister) are both still day to day with their injuries, while outfielder Brennan Boesch (right ankle) returned to the starting lineup on Tuesday.

"I don't know what Boesch did yesterday, but whatever he did, it must have been OK," said Tigers manager Jim Leyland. "I got a text earlier today that he'd be all right."

Fister will throw a bullpen session tomorrow, which Leyland described as a big day for the starter. Fister said there's no deadline on the injury and it's more important to play it smart and stay healthy.

"It's getting progressively better," Fister said. "With each day, it loosens up."

Smyly also said his blister is looking better with each day and he will do everything he can to make his next start. He said he wasn't throwing on Tuesday, but will continue to tape it up and throw tomorrow to see how it feels.

"You've just got to let it heal," Smyly said. "There's not much you can do. They have an ointment I'm putting on it to kind of speed it up, but really all you can do is sit around and wait."