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Worth noting

• Alex Avila, currently on a Minor League rehab assignment at Toledo, is eligible to come off the disabled list on Tuesday. Asked Friday if Avila will rejoin the Tigers at that time, Leyland said, "He's in Toledo, rehabbing. That's where he's at."

Leyland has indicated that Avila needs to be both healthy and swinging the bat well when he returns. Avila is 3-for-20 (.150) with two doubles and an RBI in five games for Toledo.

• Andy Dirks got the night off on Friday. Leyland said he plans to rest Torii Hunter on Saturday and Bryan Holaday will probably start behind the plate in place of Brayan Pena on Sunday. Leyland said he will ask Prince Fielder if he would like to be the DH on Sunday.

• The Tigers have agreed to terms with three more selections from this month's Draft: right-handed pitcher Will LaMarche from LSU (ninth round), outfielder Raphael Rhymes from LSU (15th round) and center fielder Adrian Castano from Benjamin Cardozo High School in New York. (26th round). The club has agreed to terms with 30 of its 41 selections.

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