Manager Leyland 'flabbergasted' by Sheffield's comments

Updated: August 11, 2008, 10:08 PM ET
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DETROIT -- Gary Sheffield and Jim Leyland might just have to agree to disagree.

Sheffield said he wants to play every day and the nine-time All-Star feels he's in a platoon for the Detroit Tigers. He also said he doesn't think he should be solely a designated hitter.

"I can be in the outfield and play every day. I don't want to DH," Sheffield told the Boston Globe. "I don't feel like a baseball player when I DH. I don't know how to be the leader that I am from the bench. I can't be ...

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