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AL Central update: Leyland sees gap closing on Tigers

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Associated Press Ever the pessimist, Detroit manager Jim Leyland, center, likes his team but insists the Tigers can't take it easy with the improved talent on the Indians, White Sox and Royals.

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Not surprisingly, the Detroit Tigers head into the upcoming season as the overwhelming favorites to win the AL Central. The Tigers have won back-to-back division titles, they welcome back Victor Martinez this season and they added Torii Hunter. Still, Detroit manager Jim Leyland said there's no reason for the Tigers to be overly confident. Scot Gregor has the details on the Tigers, and he also takes a closer look at the free-spending Indians and the risk the GM took in Kansas City this winter.
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