LAKELAND, Fla. -- Don't expect a decision on the Tigers fifth-starter job until the end of camp. At this point, manager Jim Leyland is preparing to stretch out both Rick Porcello and Drew Smyly to the end as if they're going to start.
"We'll have six guys basically ready to throw 100 pitches," Leyland said.
That doesn't mean Leyland and Tigers brass haven't discussed the competition. So far, however, that's where it stands.
"It's going to go down to the wire," Leyland said. "We had a big meeting today, obviously, because we sent so many guys out. We had some conversations, but there's absolutely nothing -- nothing -- solved."