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Tigers manager Jim Leyland close to major league record for career wins. (Photo by Al Messerschmidt/Getty Images)

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LAKELAND, Fla. (AP) – The Detroit Tigers have completed their opening day roster, optioning infielder Danny Worth to Triple A Toledo, and sending pitcher Adam Wilk and outfielder Andy Dirks to minor league camp.

Manager Jim Leyland said Saturday that the decisions were difficult, but leave him with enough talent at Triple A Toledo to fill in at any time during the season.

Worth was vying for the second base job and will likely play shortstop at Toledo after last year’s Detroit starting second baseman, Scott Sizemore, was sent to Toledo last week.

Dirks batted .333 this spring and Leyland said he won’t be in the minors for long, especially with right fielder Magglio Ordonez having tightness in his left hamstring.

Ordonez said he would be ready for opening day.

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