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• Backup catcher Brayan Pena, who defected from Cuba in 1999, hasn't yet read the details of the reported change from the Cuban government that would allow athletes to play professionally overseas as long as they pay taxes and fulfill their obligations to the national team. His reaction to the news was guarded.

"It's a big step, though," Pena said.

• The Tigers will work out late Tuesday afternoon at Comerica Park before leaving for Oakland on Wednesday. The schedule allows the players who live in Florida to have an extra day at home with their families before rejoining the team.

• Leyland said that the pro-Tigers crowds in Miami reminded him of his Marlins managerial tenure, when such crowds were common.

"When I managed here in '97 and '98, half the crowd every night was for the other team when we played Atlanta, Philadelphia, Baltimore, New York," Leyland said. "So I was used to what was going on last night. That's just the way it was until the World Series, when all the fur coats came out."

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