Jim Leyland talked about several topics during his pregame news conference today.

He praised Danny Worth’s arm and Nick Castellanos’ bat. He discussed how Ramon Santiago, who has been out with a strained calf, is playing his first game of the exhibition season today.

He even talked about himself. In response to a question, Leyland, 68, said that right now, he has no intention to retire. Nor did he announce whether there’s a minimum amount of years he wants to still manage.

Then, after all of that, like a closer starting to warm up in the late innings, The Topic arose.

Bruce Rondon.

“That’s the first time that question has been asked all spring,” Leyland said, getting laughs from the reporters in his office.