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Worth noting

• The roster competitions that the Tigers were anticipating heading down to the end of camp might not make it that long. They might not even make it to the Tigers' last home game of the spring.

"I would like to be cut down by Thursday morning," Leyland said. "But I don't know if we will or not, so don't hold me to that."

Leyland said he doesn't have many decisions left to think about other than his last bullpen spot, which could depend on the fifth-starter competition.

• Leyland continues to be impressed by the work of left-hander Darin Downs, who allowed a hit and fanned two in a scoreless inning Saturday. That makes it 12 1/3 innings of one-run ball with 13 strikeouts so far this spring for the reliever.

"He's a guy that came into camp this year and said, 'I'm just going to come in and do my job,'" Leyland said.

Jason Beck is a reporter for Read Beck's Blog and follow him on Twitter @beckjason.
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