His contract is down to this year only but Jim Leyland has reported to Lakeland, Florida ready to manage his Detroit Tigers for a third season. Leyland says he wants to remove the bad taste of last season's 74-88 last place finish.
Pitchers and catchers reported Friday with a workout set for Saturday. The full squad reports Monday with the first full workout set for Tuesday. The spring training opener is set for February 25th against the Atlanta Braves and the regular season opener is April 6th at Toronto. The home opener is April 10th against the Texas Rangers.