CLEVELAND, OH - MAY 21: Manager Jim Leyland #10 of the Detroit Tigers looks at his lineup card in the dugout during the seventh inning against the Cleveland Indians at Progressive Field on May 21, 2013 in Cleveland, Ohio.
I ran him out there ... He walked four times the other night. He might run into one. I don't know. But he's given us good at-bats.
When you lead him off, you're leading him off because he's your only guy in that situation ... Normally, I wouldn't have him leading off but, with the situation we're in, if you look at the lineup, who else would you lead off? ... The only other guy you'd think about is [Avisail] Garcia, and I don't want to do that.
He's not an ideal leadoff guy. He doesn't walk much, but he hits pretty good ... Omar can hit anywhere. Omar just comes ready to play everyday and whatever you ask him to do, he does.More quotes »
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