2nd-year ump Scott Barry picked for Tigers-A’s

Scott Barry, completing just his second season as a full-time

major league umpire, has been selected to work the AL division

series between Detroit and Oakland.

The 36-year-old was the lone umpire with no previous postseason

experience announced Friday among the 24 for the division series.

He was a minor league ump from 2000-10 and started as a big league

fill-in in 2005.

Barry will be in right field for Saturday’s opener, which means

under the normal rotation he will not work behind the plate in the

best-of-five series.

Dana DeMuth heads that crew, with Gerry Davis, Brian Gorman and

Joe West crew chiefs for the other series.

Jim Reynolds will work the plate for the Athletics-Tigers

opener, with Mark Wegner at first, DeMuth at second, Eric Cooper at

third and Wally Bell in left.

The New York Yankees’ series against Baltimore or Texas will

have Tony Randazzo behind the plate in Game 1, with Angel Hernandez

at first, Gorman at second, Fieldin Culbreth at third, Mike Everitt

in left and Mark Carlson in right.

The Cincinnati-San Francisco series starts with Phil Cuzzi

behind the plate, Brian O’Nora at first, Davis at second, Dan

Iassogna at third, Tom Hallion in left and Chad Fairchild in


Washington’s series against Atlanta or St. Louis begins with

Paul Emmel at the plate, Marvin Hudson at first, West at second,

Jim Joyce at third, Alfonso Marquez in left and Ed Hickox in


For the new wild-card series, Jeff Kellogg worked the plate for

the Cardinals and Braves on Friday, with Mike Winters at first,

Gary Cederstom at second, Jeff Nelson at third, Sam Holbrook in

left and Rob Drake in right.

Gary Darling was behind the plate for the Orioles and Rangers,

with Jerry Layne at first, Ted Barrett at second, Bill Miller at

third, Greg Gibson in left and Chris Guccione in right.