Tigers ALDS roster: Jhonny Peralta makes postseason roster

Mike Ehrmann

Infielder Hernan Perez and left-handed reliever Jose Alvarez were the last players on to Detroit's ALDS roster. Shortstop-turned-outfielder Jhonny Peralta is on, Matt Tuiasosopo is not.

The Tigers announced their 2013 ALDS roster, but whether you're surprised or not depended on how you viewed the Tigers' outfield situation.

As you'd expect, most spots on the roster were not surprises. There were really only two or three question marks when filling out the roster: a second left-hander in the bullpen, whether Matt Tuiasosopo or Hernan Perez would make the roster, and what would become of Jhonny Peralta.

We have those answers from Jim Leyland on Thursday: Jose Alvarez was the team's second lefty in the bullpen. Tuiasosopo's struggles left the door open for the versatile Perez. And Peralta, recently off his 50-day suspension for his connection to the Biogenesis scandal, made the cut.

Rosters may be changed between each series. If a player is injured, teams can use a substitute to finish the series; however, the injured player must miss the next playoff series if his team advances.

Tigers 2013 ALDS Roster

Starting pitchers (4): RHP Max Scherzer, RHP Justin Verlander, RHP Anibal Sanchez, RHP Doug Fister

Bullpen (7): LHP Jose Alvarez, RHP Rick Porcello, RHP Luke Putkonen, RHP Al Alburquerque, LHP Drew Smyly, RHP Jose Veras, RHP Joaquin Benoit (cl)

Infielders (6): Prince Fielder, Omar Infante, Jose Iglesias, Miguel Cabrera, Ramon Santiago, Hernan Perez

DH (1): Victor Martinez

Outfielders (5): Torii Hunter, Austin Jackson, Andy Dirks, Don Kelly, Jhonny Peralta

Catchers (2): Alex Avila, Brayan Pena

Of course, we still have one or two questions that won't be answered until the games begin: How much good did five days rest do Miguel Cabrera's ailments? Will the Tigers start scoring more than a handful of runs again? Can the bullpen that was a bit shaky at times in the second half of September get back on track? We'll start to find out those answers at 9:37 p.m. (ET) Friday.

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