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Ausmus optimistic as Tigers await J.D. report

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LAKELAND, Fla. -- The Tigers spent Monday morning still awaiting word from a foot specialist on outfielder J.D. Martinez, who sustained a right mid-foot sprain on a shoestring catch Saturday. But manager Brad Ausmus indicated he was optimistic that he avoided a worst-case injury.

The specialist being consulted was in surgery Monday morning, Ausmus said, but the Tigers hoped to get a report by the end of the day.

"I don't think it's bleak," Ausmus said, "but we want a specialist to look at it. We should definitely know by the end of the day at the latest.