Detroit Tigers news: Reese Olson will throw bullpen session, no decision on Kenta Maeda

We heard a couple updates on Tuesday about injured Tigers players
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The Detroit Tigers announced several injury updates on Tuesday, including news about starting pitchers Reese Olson and Kenta Maeda, as well as reliever Shelby Miller.

The news was generally good, especially after the frightening comebacker that knocked Olson out of the game against the Royals on Monday.

Reese Olson (hip contusion) will throw bullpen session

There was a scary moment on Monday when a ball hit at 101.8 mph off the bat of Michael Massey slammed into Olson's hip. His glove went flying off, and he later told reporters he may have momentarily blacked out.

Following the play, he was given some time to take a few warmup pitches to see if could remain in the game. He could not. Tigers manager A.J. Hinch called on the bullpen, and Olson limped off the mound and back to the dugout.

On Tuesday, Olson played a game of catch, and he is scheduled to throw a bullpen session today (Wednesday).

Olson said he still has a limp but otherwise feels good, per's Jason Beck.

Kenta Maeda (illness) schedule not set; Matt Manning to go Friday

Tigers starter Kenta Maeda joined the team in Kansas City after throwing in a rehab start on Sunday, kicking off speculation he may be ready to return to the team.

That's not quite the case, and Matt Manning will remain in the rotation for now and start Friday. That said, a plan hasn't been settled on either. Maeda is set to throw a bullpen session this week, but plans beyond that have not been announced.

Hinch told reporters that the Tigers have no plan to go to a six-man rotation, per the Free Press' Evan Petzold.

In the meantime, Maeda could either remain with the team or take another rehab start with the Mud Hens.

Other notable Tigers injury news

  • Shelby Miller threw a bullpen session on Tuesday.
  • Still no injury update on top prospect Jackson Jobe, who hit the seven-day IL for Double-A Erie after being removed from his May 1 start.