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Worth to get plenty of starts at second base

BOSTON -- Danny Worth started at second base Wednesday night in the first game since the Tigers demoted Ryan Raburn to Triple-A Toledo, and Worth might get more starts than expected with Raburn gone.

"I think you're going to see more of Worth," manager Jim Leyland said. "I'm going to give him a shot, see what he can do."

That doesn't mean he's going to become the regular second baseman, Leyland cautioned, but he'll get more than a simple lefty-right platoon situation with Ramon Santiago. He'll start Thursday's series finale here against right-hander Josh Beckett, for instance, Leyland said.

It's the first such chance for Worth, who started just three games in the revolving-door mix at second base last year and eight games at second in 2010. Wednesday marked Worth's ninth start at second this season.

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BOS View Full Game Coverage TON -- Danny Worth started at second base Wednesday night in the first game since the Tigers demoted Ryan Raburn to Triple-A Toledo, and Worth might get more starts than expected with Raburn gone.

"I think you're going to see more of Worth," manager Jim Leyland said. "I'm going to give him a shot, see what he can do."

That doesn't mean he's going to become the regular second baseman, Leyland cautioned, but he'll get more than a simple lefty-right platoon situation with Ramon Santiago. He'll start Thursday's series finale here against right-hander Josh Beckett, for instance, Leyland said.

It's the first such chance for Worth, who started just three games in the revolving-door mix at second base last year and eight games at second in 2010. Wednesday marked Worth's ninth start at second this season.

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