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• Leyland's good friend Tony La Russa stopped by his office after Tuesday's loss to say hello and drop off an autographed copy of his latest book. Don't expect Leyland to return the favor, because he has no plans on writing a book when he's done managing.

"I've had a lot of chances to write a book," Leyland said, "but to be honest with you, I'm not smart enough to write a book. Tony and I, we're totally different in a lot of ways."

• Also among the notables on hand in Oakland on Tuesday was former Tigers manager Phil Garner, who works with the A's as a special assistant.

• Though Jose Valverde worked more than three outs in some save situations last October, the Tigers are likely to limit him to an inning this year.

• Leyland's good friend Tony La Russa stopped by his office after Tuesday's loss to say hello and drop off an autographed copy of his latest book. Don't expect Leyland to return the favor, because he has no plans on writing a book when he's done managing.

"I've had a lot of chances to write a book," Leyland said, "but to be honest with you, I'm not smart enough to write a book. Tony and I, we're totally different in a lot of ways."

• Also among the notables on hand in Oakland on Tuesday was former Tigers manager Phil Garner, who works with the A's as a special assistant.

• Though Jose Valverde worked more than three outs in some save situations last October, the Tigers are likely to limit him to an inning this year.