Originally posted on It's Always Sunny in Detroit  |  Last updated 5/29/12
Jim Leyland inexplicably hit Ryan Raburn second in the order Monday against the Red Sox.  It wasn’t an attempt to blow up Twitter or to give Detroit sports radio hosts a hot-button topic.  It was to give Raburn a chance to figuratively put up or shut up.  The Tigers were facing left-hander Felix Doubront in the Little League field known as Fenway Park. To say Raburn has struggled this season is like saying Leyland is a casual smoker.  Through Monday, he was hitting .146.  18 hits in 123 at-bats.  And I can only guess that Leyland averages multiple packs per day (especially with the team underachieving this season). Tuesday morning Leyland told 97.1 The Ticket (WXYT-FM) in Detroit that: “I would never discuss something like that until I talk to the player. But the leash is probably not very long, to be honest with you. But like I said, I’m not going to get into that right now on the public airwaves. I don’t think it makes sense to do that right now. We’ll take care of that situation...
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