Peralta makes Tigers’ roster for division series

Jhonny Peralta is on the Detroit Tigers’ roster for the AL

division series against the Oakland Athletics.

Just over a week ago, the All-Star shortstop completed his

50-game suspension for ties to the Biogenesis clinic accused of

distributing performance-enhancing drugs.

Peralta isn’t in the starting lineup for Game 1 on Friday night

in Oakland. The Tigers acquired shortstop Jose Iglesias from Boston

before Peralta’s suspension took effect.

Peralta played left field after returning from his suspension.

He batted .303 with 11 home runs and 55 RBIs this season. Andy

Dirks will start in left in the opener of the best-of-five


Tigers manager Jim Leyland said Thursday that he’ll make out his

lineups using ”some statistical analysis, some gut feeling, a

combination of those things.”