Opening Day roster much younger version

Opening Day roster much younger version

DETROIT -- It's a greener Opening Day roster for the Tigers this year, by almost any standard.

Six Tigers made an Opening Day roster for the first time in their career, twice as many as last season. Five have less than a full season in the big leagues.

Nine Tigers have less than three years of Major League experience, compared with six last year.

All that comes despite the addition of 37-year-old shortstop Alex Gonzalez, the oldest Opening Day shortstop the Tigers have fielded since Alan Trammell in 1996.

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