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• Leyland said right-hander Anibal Sanchez is feeling fine, by all reports, and should be on track to make his next scheduled start this weekend in Minnesota. Sanchez was scratched from Sunday's start against the Indians with stiffness around his upper back near his right shoulder.

• Leyland said he's considering starting Matt Tuiasosopo in Wednesday's series finale against Royals right-hander James Shields, who's currently holding left-handed hitters to a .198 average compared to .273 for righties. Shields has similar reverse splits for his career, but not nearly so big. Leyland isn't committed to the start yet, but said he's pondering it.

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• Leyland said right-hander Anibal Sanchez is feeling fine, by all reports, and should be on track to make his next scheduled start this weekend in Minnesota. Sanchez was scratched from Sunday's start against the Indians with stiffness around his upper back near his right shoulder.

• Leyland said he's considering starting Matt Tuiasosopo in Wednesday's series finale against Royals right-hander James Shields, who's currently holding left-handed hitters to a .198 average compared to .273 for righties. Shields has similar reverse splits for his career, but not nearly so big. Leyland isn't committed to the start yet, but said he's pondering it.

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