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Candy's last stand? Tigers haven't given up on Jeimer Candelario, but he's on the clock

(Photo: Robin Buckson, Detroit News)

Detroit — Jeimer Candelario hasn’t completely played himself out of the Tigers’ plans for 2020 and beyond. But he’s trending toward that eventuality.

“My mindset right now is just finish strong and not worry about stuff I don’t control,” Candelario said before Saturday's game against the White Sox. “I just have to be able to control what I can control and do my best to help the team win.”

It’s been a controllable variable, though, that’s pushed him to this career crossroad — his performance.

He started the day hitting under .