Here is the latest Michigan sports news from The Associated Press

DETROIT (AP) — The Detroit Tigers will play soon at Comerica Park, one of three sporting venues clustered within a mile of each other in the Motor City. The Lions roam next door at Ford Field. The Red Wings and Pistons share the same home across the street at Little Caesars Arena. There’s no other downtown city in the United States quite like it, with professional teams from four major leagues playing so close to each other. That makes the COVID-19 pandemic hit a little harder here. When the Tigers host Kansas City on Monday night, no one will be in the stands.

DETROIT (AP) — This is the final year of Jordan Zimmermann’s contract with Detroit and also his last chance to make a good impression before free agency arrives again. Now that opportunity may be gone. After going on the 45-day injured list with an arm problem, his best-case scenario is to return for a bit at the very end of the season. This truncated 2020 campaign is also important for a number of other free-agents-to-be. Rick Porcello and Didi Gregorius have a lot to prove this year before they can return to the open market, and they don’t have a lot of time to showcase themselves.