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Tigers Invite Jim Leyland's Son, Patrick, And 17 Others To Spring Training

Jim Leyland has been bringing his son Patrick to Spring Training for years, but this year will be a little different. Patrick Leyland will be in uniform. Patrick, who was drafted out of high school in the 8th round last summer, is among the 18 minor leaguers the Tigers extended invites to this year.

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Leyland's son will be one of four other minor league catchers invited to Spring Training, including veteran Max St. Pierre -- who finally received a call up last season -- and "highly regarded" Bryan Holaday. 

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Fu-Te Ni and Enrique Gonzalez are two of the six pitchers invited, both of whom saw time with the big club a year ago. 

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Here's the full list by position via Jason Beck:

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Pitchers -- John Bale, Enrique Gonzalez, Fu-Te Ni, Chris Oxspring, Adam Wilk, Brendan Wise
Catchers -- Rob Brantly, Bryan Holaday, Patrick Leyland, John Murrian, Omir Santos, Max St. Pierre
Infielders -- Argenis Diaz, Brandon Douglas, Scott Thorman
Outfielders -- Andy Dirks, Avisail Garcia, Ben Guez

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