Porcello, Smyly make Detroit’s ALDS roster

Rick Porcello and Drew Smyly are on the roster for the Detroit

Tigers for their AL division series against Oakland.

The Tigers are carrying 11 pitchers and there was speculation

Porcello could be left out since he’s not part of the starting

rotation for this series, but both he and Smyly can be options to

pitch in long relief.

Reliever Brayan Villarreal ended up being the odd man out. He

posted a 2.63 ERA in 50 appearances this year but did not pitch as

well in the second half.

Outfielder Brennan Boesch also missed the cut after hitting .240

in 470 at-bats. Outfielders Don Kelly and Avisail Garcia are on the

roster along with infielder Danny Worth.