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Detroit — Tigers players are flying into town Wednesday, and will start touring the state Thursday.

On Tuesday, the Tigers released the scheduled appearances for all players, coaches, broadcasters and front-office personnel.

No surprise, it appears Miguel Cabrera will not participate, given he's rehabbing his surgically repaired ankle. But many other stars have committed.

Everybody participating in the caravan will stick around to take part in sold-out TigerFest, set for Saturday at Comerica Park.

Here's the caravan schedule for events open to the public:

THURSDAY

Buffalo Wild Wings, 1234 Walton Blvd., Rochester Hills

What: Nick Castellanos and J.D. Martinez will serve as celebrity servers. Mascot Paws will be there, as well.

When: 1:40-2:25 p.m.

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Sterling Heights High School, Performing Arts Theatre, 12901 15 Mile Road, Sterling Heights

What: Wynton Bernard, Buck Farmer, Daniel Fields, Blaine Hardy, Ian Krol, Dixon Machado, Joe Nathan, David Price, Chad Smith, Justin Verlander and Alex Wilson will participate in a Detroit Tigers Kids Club Rally. Paws also will be there. Limited tickets will be available on the day of the event.

When: 4:45-6 p.m.

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Hockeytown Authentics, 1845 East Big Beaver Road, Troy

What: Nick Castellanos and J.D. Martinez will post for photos for fans who donate new, package warm men's an women's socks. A maximum of 150 wristbands will be handed out.

When: 5:15-6 p.m.

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Fifth Third Field, 406 Washington St., Toledo

What: Brad Ausmus and Alex Avila will participate in a question-and-answer session in a seated dinner for fans. Tickets available by calling (419) 725-4367.

When: 6-7:30 p.m.

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FRIDAY

Northern Michigan Rotary Club Alliance Business Breakfast, 100 Grand Traverse Resort Village Blvd., Grand Traverse

What: Al Alburquerque, Al Avila, Mick Billmeyer, Yoenis Cespedes, Tyler Collins, Rajai Davis, Anthony Gose, Shane Greene, Bryan Holaday, Jose Iglesias, Jeff Jones, Wally Joyner, Kyle Lobstein, James McCann, Steven Moya, David Newhan, Hernan Perez, Andrew Romine, Bruce Rondon, Kyle Ryan, Alfredo Simon, Alan Trammell, Drew VerHagen, Josh Zeid and Mario Impemba will participate in a rally with Rotary Club members and guests. Tickets available at several northern Michigan rotary clubs.

When: 9:15-10 a.m.

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Zehnder's of Frankenmuth, 730 South Main St., Frankenmuth

What: Al Alburquerque, Al Avila, Mick Billmeyer, Yoenis Cespedes, Tyler Collins, Rajai Davis, Anthony Gose, Shane Greene, Bryan Holaday, Jose Iglesias, Jeff Jones, Wally Joyner, Kyle Lobstein, James McCann, Steven Moya, David Newhan, Hernan Perez, Andrew Romine, Bruce Rondon, Kyle Ryan, Alfredo Simon, Alan Trammell, Drew VerHagen, Josh Zeid and Mario Impemba will participate in the annual Snowfest. Fans are encouraged to donate care packages for troops overseas.

When: 2-3 p.m.

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North American International Auto Show, One Washington Blvd., Detroit

What: Wyton Bernard, Nick Castellanos, Buck Farmer, Daniel Fields, Blaine Hardy, Ian Kinsler, Ian Krol, Dixon Machado, J.D. Martinez, Joe Nathan, Chad Smith, Justin Verlander, Alex Wilson and Rod Allen will participate in "Cars on Parade," and a question-and-answer session.

When: 3:15-4:15 p.m.

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