Porcello Named Tigers' Fifth Starter

The Detroit Tigers have named Rick Porcello as their number five starter to begin the regular season. The Tigers open the regular season next Monday at Minnesota. Left hand pitcher Drew Smyly begins the season in the bullpen. Porcello was 10-12 with a 4.59 earned run average in 31 starts for the Tigers last season. Smyly was 4-3 with a 3.99 ERA as a rookie.


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