Originally posted on Fox Sports Southwest  |  Last updated 10/8/11
ARLINGTON, Tex. The belief that right-hander Yoshinori Tateyama will pitch the way he did for the Texas in June and July was good enough to convince manager Ron Washington that he belonged on the American League Championship Series roster. "Tateyama held us together in June and July when we were struggling," Washington said. "In the first round we wanted to protect ourselves with the extra player. This time around Tateyama gets a chance to get in there simply because Detroit's lineup is right-handed heavy." The addition of Tateyama gives the Rangers eight relievers for the series and just two catchers. Matt Treanor was on the roster for the American League Division Series but didn't play in any of the four games. Tateyama went 2-0 with a 4.50 ERA for Texas and shined early. He was recalled from Round Rock in May and his ERA was 2.37 in late August. But he struggled over the season's final months and had an ERA of 23.14 in four September appearances. Washington said Tateyama admitted he was tired in the final month but he kept on a throwing program. Both he and Darren O'Day threw live batting practice Thursday but Washington said that session didn't figure into the decision. He did like what he saw out of Tateyama. "He was doing as well as he did before we told him he wasn't going to be on the roster," Washington said. "He's hitting gnats in the rear. He got his command back. He's good and strong and ready to go." No Young for Tigers While the Rangers were adding Tateyama to their ALCS roster, the Tigers dropped outfielder Delmon Young. Young strained his oblique in the ALDS Game 5 victory over New York. Washington isn't discounting the Tigers without Young. "Delmon Young wasn't in that lineup when they were kicking our butt earlier," said Washington, whose team went 3-6 against Detroit in the regular season. Young was a huge contributor to the Tigers down the stretch. In 40 games since he was acquired from Minnesota, he hit eight home runs with 32 RBI. No more Lee Cliff Lee decided to sign with Philadelphia over the Rangers because he felt like it gave him the best chance at winning. Even though the Phillies were eliminated from the postseason by St. Louis Friday, Washington doesn't begrudge Lee for his choice. "He was right about having the best chance to win," Washington said. "They just didn't get to the World Series. There are no guarantees." Washington said he was also happy for Arthur Rhodes, who signed with the Cardinals after he was released by Rangers. "Good people find themselves in places where they want to be," Washington said. "Arthur's a good guy." Rhodes pitched in three games for the Cardinals in the NLDS, retiring all three batters he faced.
GET THE YARDBARKER APP:
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45
MORE FROM YARDBARKER

WATCH: Russell Westbrook posterizes DeMarcus Cousins to seal win

Tampa Bay Lightning trade star goaltender Ben Bishop to the LA Kings in surprise deal

Divac makes bold promise after trading DeMarcus Cousins

Popovich praises Magic, wishes him well with Lakers

Report: Andrew Bogut likely to join Cavs after buyout

LIKE WHAT YOU SEE?
GET THE DAILY NEWSLETTER:

Report: Broncos expected to 'at least discuss' Romo

Report: Raiders don't expect to keep Latavius Murray

Report: Josh Hamilton needs another knee operation

Ball's father says comment about Lakers was misquoted

Revis hints he is open to taking significant pay cut

Several NBA executives have concerns about Lonzo Ball’s father

Top 10 shortstops in baseball for 2017

The most dangerous NBA teams flying under the radar

Eat, Drink, Watch: Your award-worthy weekend planning guide

Grading the NBA trade deadline on the Vince Carter scale

Box Score 2/24: A night of NBA disrespect

As NHL trade deadline nears, seven teams who could be dealing

The 'Pete Rose instead of Kareem? Surely, you can't be serious' quiz

Streaming sports docuseries you don't want to miss

Teams that can prevent a Cavs-Warriors NBA Finals three-peat

The NFL off-season is a passer’s fancy

The Aesthetic: Pushing the boundaries of the three-pointer

NBA coaches who should be fired soon

MLB News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

By clicking "Sign Me Up", you have read and agreed to the Fox Sports Digital Privacy Policy and Terms of Use. You can opt out at any time. For more information, please see our Privacy Policy.
the YARDBARKER app
Get it now!
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45

Top 10 shortstops in baseball for 2017

The most dangerous NBA teams flying under the radar

Eat, Drink, Watch: Your award-worthy weekend planning guide

Grading the NBA trade deadline on the Vince Carter scale

Streaming sports docuseries you don't want to miss

As NHL trade deadline nears, seven teams who could be dealing

The 'Pete Rose instead of Kareem? Surely, you can't be serious' quiz

Teams that can prevent a Cavs-Warriors NBA Finals three-peat

The NFL off-season is a passer’s fancy

QUIZ: Name every MLB pitcher who has recorded 10 or more shutouts in a single season

Today's Best Stuff
For Publishers
Company Info
Help
Follow Yardbarker