Tigers roster stays the same for ALCS
Just got word the Tigers will keep their same roster for the ALCS as they had for the Division Series. They’ll stick with their seven-man bullpen and five-man bench.
For those who lost track, the roster is this:
Here’s the roster:
Rotation: Justin Verlander, Doug Fister, Anibal Sanchez, Max Scherzer
Bullpen: Jose Valverde, Al Alburquerque, Joaquin Benoit, Phil Coke, Octavio Dotel, Rick Porcello, Drew Smyly
Catchers: Alex Avila, Gerald Laird
Infielders: Miguel Cabrera, Prince Fielder, Omar Infante, Jhonny Peralta, Ramon Santiago, Danny Worth
Outfielders: Quintin Berry, Andy Dirks, Avisail Garcia, Austin Jackson, Don Kelly
DH: Delmon Young
The bullpen stays the same, but with the extra left-handed hitters the Yankees have available on their bench, one can expect Drew Smyly to get into this series at some point. Expect, too, a heavy workload for Al Alburquerque, whose slider/fastball mix allows him to be effective against left- and right-handed hitters.