Tigers roster is set for AL Division Series
This time, the Tigers did not wait until game day to set their Division Series roster. When asked about Jhonny Peralta’s status, Jim Leyland pretty much revealed the remaining decisions for the team.
Peralta is on the team. So is Hernan Perez, presumably as a pinch-running specialist to run for Cabrera or Victor Martinez in the late innings. Matt Tuiasosopo is out.
In the bullpen, Jose Alvarez grabs the second left-hander spot over Darin Downs. Luke Putkonen grabs the spot that would’ve gone to Bruce Rondon if he was healthy.
So to recap …
- Rotation: Max Scherzer, Justin Verlander, Anibal Sanchez, Doug Fister
- Bullpen: Joaquin Benoit, Jose Veras, Drew Smyly, Al Alburquerque, Jose Alvarez, Luke Putkonen, Rick Porcello
- Catchers: Alex Avila, Brayan Pena
- Infielders: Prince Fielder, Omar Infante, Jose Iglesias, Miguel Cabrera, Ramon Santiago, Hernan Perez
- Outfielders: Austin Jackson, Torii Hunter, Andy Dirks, Jhonny Peralta, Don Kelly
- DH: Victor Martinez