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Peralta likely to make roster, but role unknown

Peralta likely to make roster, but role unknown

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DETROIT -- The Tigers aren't expected to announce their roster for the American League Division Series until at least Thursday. That means a little more waiting for bench players and relievers hoping to take a spot. That still means some uncertainty for Jhonny Peralta.

Peralta's bat appears likely to land him on the 25-man roster, especially with an extra position player likely to go as a result of the four-man rotation. The bigger question is what kind of role he'll fill, whether as a bat on the bench or a legitimate option in left field.

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"I don't care what position I play right now," Peralta said. "I try to do the best I can and try to help."

Peralta said he grew more comfortable in left in Miami as the series went on.

"I'm going to feel excited," he said. "It's a new position. I don't know how it's going to be, but I'm going to do my best."

Jason Beck is a reporter for MLB.com. Read Beck's Blog and follow him on Twitter @beckjason. Bobby Nightengale is an associate reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

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