"He texted me this morning and said he was fine," Tigers manager Brad Ausmus said. The two-time reigning American League MVP winner, who leads the AL with a .415 batting average with runners in scoring position, has driven in 35 runs over his past 30 games.
Right-hander Joba Chamberlain also left Sunday's game with a sore ankle, but he told Ausmus he was good to go Monday.
"He still has to throw off a rubber," Ausmus said. "We have to see if he can push off of it. Right now it doesn't seem to be anything."
Rick Eymer is a contributor to MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.