Orioles, Rangers wild-card rosters released

ARLINGTON, Texas -- The Orioles and Rangers announced their rosters for tonight's one-game American League wild-card playoff at Rangers Ballpark.

Not a lot of surprises. Orioles manager Buck Showalter will have 10 relievers to pick from tonight in relief of left-handed starter Joe Saunders.


Because the Orioles can submit a new roster before Sunday's first ALDS game, if they win tonight and continue their season, Friday's roster was expected to be reliever heavy and starting pitcher short – and it is.

Here are the non-injured players who are here but didn't make this roster: Xavier Avery, Wei-Yin Chen, Miguel Gonzalez, Chris Tillman.


The Rangers have included lefty starters Matt Harrison and Derek Holland, in case they need them for a matchup or an inning. Harrison is expected to be the Rangers' Game 1 starter in the ALDS, if they make it.

Former Oriole Koji Uehara made the cut for the Rangers, but infielder Brandon Snyder did not.
Six former Rangers will be on the roster for the Orioles tonight.

Both teams were required to submit their rosters to MLB by 10 a.m., but the Orioles didn't release theirs to the media until about four hours before gametime.

Here is the Orioles’ 25-man roster:

Catchers (2): Taylor Teagarden, Matt Wieters.
Infielders (7): Robert Andino, Ryan Flaherty, J.J. Hardy, Manny Machado, Omar Quintanilla, Mark Reynolds,  Jim Thome.
Outfielders (5): Endy Chavez, Chris Davis, Lew Ford,  Adam Jones, Nate McLouth.
RH Pitchers (7): Jake Arrieta, Luis Ayala, Tommy Hunter, Jim Johnson, Steve Johnson, Darren O’Day, Pedro Strop.
LH Pitchers: (4) Zach Britton, Brian Matusz, Troy Patton, Joe Saunders.

Here is the Rangers’ 25-man roster:

Catchers (3): Luis Martinez, Mike Napoli, Geovany Soto.
Infielders (6): Elvis Andrus, Adrian Beltre, Ian Kinsler, Mitch Moreland, Jurickson Profar, Michael Young.
Outfielders (5):  Nelson Cruz, Craig Gentry, Josh Hamilton, Leonys Martin, David Murphy.
RH Pitchers: (7): Yu Darvish, Scott Feldman, Joe Nathan, Alexi Ogando, Roy Oswalt, Yoshinori Tateyama, Koji Uehara.
LH Pitchers (4): Matt Harrison, Derek Holland, Michael Kirkman, Robbie Ross.

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