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• Matt Tuiasosopo, who came to camp wearing No. 68 as a non-roster invitee, will wear No. 18 now that he's on the 25-man roster.

• The Tigers released a number of Minor League players at the end of camp this week. Among them was infielder Cale Iorg, who was seen as a potential shortstop of the future when Detroit drafted him in the sixth round of the 2007 First-Year Player Draft and signed him to a seven-figure bonus. He hit .217 in 530 career Minor League games in the Tigers system, including .157 last year at Triple-A Toledo.

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• Don't expect Leyland to get sentimental about Opening Day just yet.

"What Opening Day [does] for me," Leyland said, "is remind me we have 162 games to play. This is just the beginning of a long haul. For fans and everything, I think the long winter and spring coming and everything, it becomes a happening for them. For us, it's the first day of a long grind."

Jason Beck is a reporter for MLB.com. Read Beck's Blog and follow him on Twitter @beckjason. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

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