Tigers' World Series roster remains unchanged

Tigers' World Series roster remains unchanged

Tigers' World Series roster remains unchanged
The Tigers didn't lose a game in the American League Championship Series, and they didn't lose anyone to injury. It figures that their roster for the World Series is the same that got them here.

Detroit's Fall Classic roster became official Wednesday, ahead of Game 1 against the Giants at AT&T Park (7:30 p.m. ET pregame/8:07 p.m. first pitch on FOX), and it's the same the Tigers have used throughout the playoffs.

"As we speak right now, I don't think [there'll be any changes]," manager Jim Leyland said Saturday, "but that's not to say that something could not come up that would make a change. I don't foresee it."

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The one consideration the Tigers had was to add another arm in the bullpen. They're continuing on with 11 pitchers.

Brennan Boesch (.240/.286/.372) is the most notable name who has been left off the roster. He was the Tigers' starting right fielder for much of the season before his struggles landed him on the bench in favor of Quintin Berry. Left out, too, was righty reliever Brayan Villarreal (2.63 ERA, 50 games).

Before the American League Division Series against the A's began, Leyland said "we went for versatility" in constructing the roster.

"I don't think it was a tough decision," Leyland said of Boesch at the start of the month. "I think it was a sentimental decision. From that standpoint, it was tough, because Boesch has been here. But if you look at the way we've been playing lately, -- and we have been pretty successful -- he's not been playing. Berry's been playing and [Avisail] Garcia has been playing when they pitch a lefty."

Evan Drellich is a reporter for MLB.com. Follow him on Twitter @EvanDrellich. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.