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Saturday, October 8, 2011
Rangers 25-man roster for ALCS

By Richard Durrett

As expected, the Rangers have decided to go with an extra pitcher and not put third catcher Matt Treanor on the roster. Texas added Yoshinori Tateyama to the roster for the AL Championship Series. That gives them eight relievers and means the bench is shortened by one player. But it gives the club that additional arm they might need in a seven-game series.

Because the Tigers have all right-handed pitching, the chances that both Yorvit Torrealba and Mike Napoli would be in the same lineup with one at DH are slim. So they can afford to carry the additional pitcher. The roster:

Infield (6)
Mitch Moreland
Ian Kinsler
Adrian Beltre
Elvis Andrus
Esteban German
Michael Young

Outfield (5)
Nelson Cruz
David Murphy
Craig Gentry
Josh Hamilton
Endy Chavez

Catcher (2)
Mike Napoli
Yorvit Torrealba

Starting pitchers (4)
C.J. Wilson
Derek Holland
Colby Lewis
Matt Harrison

Relief pitchers (8)
Neftali Feliz
Mike Adams
Alexi Ogando
Mike Gonzalez
Darren Oliver
Scott Feldman
Koji Uehara
Yoshinori Tateyama