Alex Avila (concussion) took batting practice and plated in a simulated game on Sunday without any issues.
As long as he receives the proper medical clearance on Monday, there's a strong chance that he'll rejoin the Tigers starting lineup for the opener of a three-game set against the White Sox.
Mat Latos (elbow) has been shut down for the remainder of the 2014 season.
Latos, who has missed a large chunk of the 2014 campaign due to various injuries, is struggling to recover from a bone bruise in his right elbow. He'll finish the season 5-5 with a 3.25 ERA, 1.15 WHIP and 74/23 K/BB ratio over 102 1/3 innings. Daniel Corcino will get the ball in his place again on Wednesday against the Brewers.
Jay Bruce clobbered a pair of home runs and drove home three, leading the Reds to a 7-2 victory over the Cardinals in St. Louis.
Bruce opened up the game's scoring with a solo blast off opposing starter Lance Lynn in the fourth inning, chipped in an RBI single in the sixth and added his second long ball in the eighth inning. It's been a disappointing year for the 27-year-old slugger, hitting just .217/.283/.377 with 18 homers and 65 RBI.
Todd Frazier belted his 27th home run of the season on Sunday, helping to power the Reds past the Cardinals.
The 28-year-old is having an outstanding season at the plate, slashing .274/.335/.453 with 27 homers, 76 RBI and 20 stolen bases. While a full repeat shouldn't be counted on for next season, Frazier has likely worked his way into the first few rounds of fantasy drafts.
Alfredo Simon picked up his 15th victory of the season on Sunday, limiting the Cardinals to just two runs on seven hits over six frames.
Simon walked a pair and struck out three on the evening. The 33-year-old right-hander didn't even begin the season penciled into the rotation, and hadn't won more than six games in any season, and now sports a 3.35 ERA, 1.20 WHIP and 123/54 K/BB ratio across 191 1/3 innings. He'll make his final start of the year on Saturday against the Pirates.
Xavier Scruggs went 1-for-4 with an RBI as the Cardinals fell to the Reds on Sunday night.
Starting for the second consecutive day in place of Matt Adams (illness), Scruggs got the Cardinals on the board with an RBI single off Alfredo Simon in the fifth inning. The 26-year-old is 3-for-13 (.231) with two RBI in his limited time with the Cardinals.
Daniel Descalso collected a pair of hits in Sunday's loss to the Reds, going 2-for-4 with two doubles and a run scored.
It was the second straight start for Descalso at third base, filling in for Matt Carpenter who has been under the weather with a stomach illness. The veteran utilityman is hitting .244/.333/.314 with 10 RBI in 156 at-bats on the season.
Lance Lynn racked up nine strikeouts in a losing effort on Sunday, surrendering three runs on four hits and a pair of walks over his six innings of work.
Most of the damage against him in the ballgame came via the long ball, with Jay Bruce and Todd Frazier each smacking solo home runs. He'll head into his final start of the regular season against the Brewers on Saturday with a 15-10 record, 2.73 ERA, 1.25 WHIP and 176/71 K/BB ratio over 197 2/3 innings.