Tigers placed DH Victor Martinez on the 15-day disabled list with left knee inflammation.
Tigers manager Brad Ausmus said after Monday's game that the club is "going to have to at least talk about other options" at designated hitter.
Victor Martinez (knee) is back in the Tigers' starting lineup on Monday night against the Brewers.
Victor Martinez (knee) is available off the bench for Sunday's game against the Cardinals.
Victor Martinez will be used only in a pinch-hitting capacity this weekend during an interleague series in St. Louis.
Victor Martinez is not in the Tigers' lineup Thursday.
Victor Martinez hit an RBI single and a double in Thursday's win over the White Sox.
Victor Martinez went 2-for-4 with a two-run homer and four RBI versus the White Sox on Wednesday.
Tigers manager Brad Ausmus indicated Friday that Victor Martinez (knee) may not play first base at all this season.
Tigers manager Brad Ausmus said Tuesday that whether Victor Martinez is in the lineup versus a right-hander will be a day-to-day decision.
Tigers manager Brad Ausmus admitted Sunday that Victor Martinez (knee) is "certainly not 100 percent."
Victor Martinez (knee) is in the Tigers starting lineup on Saturday.
Tigers manager Brad Ausmus said Friday that soreness in Victor Martinez's surgically-repaired left knee is the reason for his absence from the lineup.
Victor Martinez is not in Friday's lineup due to a sore back.