Detroit Tigers Opening Day roster: 25 players officially announced
Tigers carry 12 pitchers, 13 position players
DETROIT – The Detroit Tigers made their 25-man roster official Sunday as they head to Chicago to kick off the season Monday against the White Sox.
The roster includes 12 pitchers, two catchers, six infielders, four outfielders and one designated hitter.
Here's a look at all 25 players:
Starting pitchers: Matthew Boyd, Michael Fulmer, Daniel Norris, Justin Verlander, Jordan Zimmermann
Relief pitchers: Shane Greene, Francisco Rodríguez, Bruce Rondón, Kyle Ryan, Anibal Sanchez, Alex Wilson, Justin Wilson
Catchers: Alex Avila, James McCann
Infielders: Miguel Cabrera, Nicholas Castellanos, José Iglesias, Ian Kinsler, Dixon Machado, Andrew Romine
Outfielders: Tyler Collins, JaCoby Jones, Mikie Mahtook, Justin Upton
Designated hitter: Victor Martinez
The top four spots in the starting rotation have been locked up throughout the spring, but Boyd earned the final spot late last month. The Tigers released the starting pitching schedule for the start of the season, which you can see by clicking here.
Machado made the team as a utility infielder behind starters Kinsler, Iglesias and Castellanos. Romine will likely play both infield and outfield in a backup role.
With Upton in left field, Collins, Jones and Mahtook, the latter of whom was acquired in the offseason from the Rays, will piece together the rest of the Tigers' outfield to start the season. Right fielder J.D. Martinez is expected to return in late April, or early May.
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