BOSTON -- Danny Worth started at second base Wednesday night in the first game since the Tigers demoted Ryan Raburn to Triple-A Toledo, and Worth might get more starts than expected with Raburn gone.
"I think you're going to see more of Worth," manager Jim Leyland said. "I'm going to give him a shot, see what he can do."
That doesn't mean he's going to become the regular second baseman, Leyland cautioned, but he'll get more than a simple lefty-right platoon situation with Ramon Santiago. He'll start Thursday's series finale here against right-hander Josh Beckett, for instance, Leyland said.
It's the first such chance for Worth, who started just three games in the revolving-door mix at second base last year and eight games at second in 2010. Wednesday marked Worth's ninth start at second this season.