Kyle Lobstein is on the Tigers' active roster for their ALDS matchup against the Orioles.
Lobstein surrendered six earned runs over 4 2/3 innings in his final regular-season start, finishing with a rough 4.35 ERA, but the Tigers want him around in the best-of-five Division Series as a long relief option. Jim Johnson, Tyler Collins, and Blaine Hardy did not make the Tigers' roster for the ALDS.
Rajai Davis (groin) is on the Tigers' ALDS roster.
That's not a surprise, but it still remains to be seen whether he can start in Game 1 on Thursday night in Baltimore. Davis suffered a Grade 1 groin strain last weekend. He ran and played catch Wednesday.
Tim Hudson is scheduled to start for the Giants in Game 2 of their NLDS matchup with the Nationals.
Jake Peavy is taking Game 1 and Madison Bumgarner, who threw a shutout in Wednesday night's Wild Card Game defeat of the Pirates, will start NLDS Game 3. Hudson, 39, registered a 3.57 ERA, 1.23 WHIP, and 120/34 K/BB ratio across 189 1/3 regular-season innings.
Orioles GM Dan Duquette said Thursday that Chris Davis may be activated if the club advances to the ALCS.
Davis was suspended September 12 for amphetamines and has to sit out of the Orioles' first eight playoff games, so the decision will probably come down to how long the ALDS goes. Davis struggled during the regular season, batting .196 with a .704 OPS. But he still managed to slug 26 homers in 127 games and could be a weapon for the O's if they make a deep October run.
Ubaldo Jimenez is on the Orioles' roster for their ALDS matchup against the Tigers.
Jimenez had an ugly 4.81 ERA and 1.52 WHIP in 125 1/3 total innings this season, but he pitched pretty well in September and the O's feel he can be a useful option in long relief. Brad Brach also made the roster. Brian Matusz and T.J. McFarland did not.