Tigers tab Rick Porcello for rotation
Porcello was 10-12 with a 4.59 ERA in 31 starts for the AL champions last season, when Smyly went 4-3 with a 3.99 ERA in 18 starts as a rookie. Porcello is 3-1 with a 3.00 ERA in six spring training appearances; Smyly is 4-0 with a 3.38 ERA.
Detroit also said Tuesday that utilityman Matt Tuiasosopo will be on the Opening Day roster. Signed to a minor league contract in November, he is batting .327 with six doubles during spring training.
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