Wednesday, April 01, 2009

Tigers Roster Almost Set

The Tigers pitching puzzle was completed this morning with the announcements that Clay Rapada has been optioned to Toledo, Scott Williamson has been reassigned to minor league camp and Nate Robertson has been sent to the bullpen. With these moves, this means that rookies Rick Porcello and Ryan Perry have made the team as a starter and reliever respectively. The rest of the staff looks like this:

Starters:

Justin Verlander
Armando Galarraga
Edwin Jackson
Zach Miner
Rick Porcello

Relievers:

Brandon Lyon
Bobby Seay
Fernando Rodney
Juan Rincon
Eddie Bonine
Ryan Perry
Nate Robertson

The Tigers also announced this morning that Ryan Raburn has been optioned to Toledo, Dane Sardinha has been reassigned and Mike Hessman has been placed on waivers. There is one more cut to be made and that will be either Jeff Larish or Brent Clevlen. I'm pretty sure they will keep Larish but there have been lots of surprises the last couple of days so you never know. Clevlen is out of options and will need to clear waivers if they try to send him to Toledo. I believe he will clear waivers but that possibility that he won't is probably delaying the decision. The positional roster is below:

Starting line-up

Curtis Granderson CF
Placido Polanco 2B
Magglio Ordonez RF
Miguel Cabrera 1B
Carlos Guillen LF
Marcus Thames DH
Jeff Laird C
Brandon Inge 3B
Adam Everett SS

Bench

Matt Treanor C
Ramon Santiago IF
Josh Anderson OF
Jeff Larish 1B-3B (or Brent Clevlen OF)

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