DETROIT -- Apparently the discussion over Tuesday night's lineup was not finished.
There was some question as to whether manager Jim Leyland told radio play-by-play broadcaster Dan Dickerson that Delmon Young -- who's 3-for-20 against Cleveland's starter Tuesday, Justin Masterson -- asked to sit out the game.
Here's what Leyland told Dickerson:
"Hes real nasty on right-hand pitching (meant hitting). A lot of people say, Well Delmons really hot. Youre crazy; you gotta play him. Well Delmon doesnt really want to face Masterson because of the way he runs that ball in on him. Hes tough on him.
"And Ill tell you what: I like it when a player is honest about stuff like that, says Hey, I struggle with a guy like that. Thats when you do pick your day, as Ive talked about my whole career here, to play somebody else.
"Donnie Kelly is like 5-for-16 or 5-for-15 off him. This has been set up for four or five days. Get Prince (Fielder) off his feet for a day. This is the day hes going to D...