• Leyland said he'll take the same approach to Wednesday's exhibition against Florida Southern College that he has in past years, when the game traditionally opened the Tigers' spring schedule. Leyland plans on playing his regulars for an at-bat apiece to be respectful of the traditional game. "It's a regular game, and we're going to treat it as such," Leyland said. • Brayan Villarreal struck out the side in his inning of work for the second time in a week. He has eight strikeouts for the spring. • Duane Below has given up runs in four of his last five outings, including a sacrifice fly on Sunday following two walks and a single. "A little hot and cold," Leyland described him. "That's probably the best way to put it. At times, he makes some real good pitches, downhill, and at other times he drags the arm a little bit and leaves the ball up. But he's thrown the ball better the last couple times."
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