Detroit – Barring any late waiver claims, the Tigers 2021 roster is set.
Manager AJ Hinch announced Saturday morning that reliever Joe Jimenez was optioned to Triple-A Toledo and that lefty Tyler Alexander had made the team.
Hinch said he’d informed non-roster first baseman Renato Nunez that he did not make the Opening Day roster. Nunez, who can opt-out of his minor league contract, will likely pursue an opportunity with another club.
With that move, outfielders Victor Reyes and Akil Baddoo, plus utility man Harold Castro, will all be on the big-league roster. Here’s how it will look:
STARTING PITCHERS (5): Matthew Boyd, Julio Teheran, Tarik Skubal, Jose Urena, Casey Mize.
RELIEF PITCHERS (8): Right-handers Bryan Garcia, Buck Farmer, Jose Cisnero, Michael Fulmer; left-handers Gregory Soto, Daniel Norris, Derek Holland, Tyler Alexander.
CATCHERS (2): Wilson Ramos, Grayson Greiner
INFIELDERS/UTILITY (6): Miguel Cabrera (first base/designated hitter), Jonathan Schoop (second base), Willi Castro (shortstop), Jeimer Candelario (third base), Niko Goodrum (utility), Harold Castro (utility).
OUTFIELDERS (5): Robbie Grossman, JaCoby Jones, Nomar Mazara, Victor Reyes, Akil Baddoo.