KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- The Detroit Tigers intend to select Wily Peralta, a veteran right-hander, before Saturday's game against the Royals.
The Tigers have chosen Elvin Rodriguez to Triple-A Toledo to make room for Peralta on the active roster.
On Saturday, the Tigers will need to move the 40-man roster to another level.
Peralta, who will 33 years old next month, has been re-signed after the lockout, but has been dismissed.
In lieu of spring training, he made three minor-league relief appearances (one in Lakeland and two with Toledo) to prepare him for the season.
Peralta earned 18 starts and set a 3.07 ERA over 93 2/3 innings for the Tigers last season, thereby saving a depleted rotation in the middle of the summer.
In 2022, he will be forced out of the bullpen, but it may eventually be a viable option in the rotation.
Rodriguez, 24, was brought back to his big-league camp after a flood of injuries. Although his stint in the big leagues was short, the Tigers appreciate his stuff and his attitude, and it would not surprise him to see him again this summer.
TIGERS' 40-MAN ROSTER (40)
The 28-man roster includes players in bold.
Tyler Alexander, Andrew Chafin*, Eduardo Rodriguez, Tarik Skubal, Gregory Soto, and Joey Wentz are all left-handed pitchers.
Jacob Barnes, Angel De Jesus, Alex Faedo, Jason Foley, Kyle Funkhouser*, Rony Garcia, Bryan Garcia, Drew Hutchison, Joe Jimenez, Alex Lange, Matt Manning, Casey Mize*, Michael Pineda, Elvin Rodriguez, and Will Vest are among the right-handed pitchers (16).
On Saturday, Wily Peralta's contract will be selected.
Tucker Barnhart, Dustin Garneau, and Eric Haase are among the performers for Catchers (3).
Javier Baez, Miguel Cabrera, Jeimer Candelario, Harold Castro, Willi Castro, Kody Clemens, Jonathan Schoop, Zack Short, and Spencer Torkelson are all on the starting line.
Akil Baddoo, Daz Cameron, Robbie Grossman, Derek Hill*, Austin Meadows, and Victor Reyes are all outfielders.
* On the 10-day injured list.
Jake Rogers, catcher, right-handed pitchers Jose Cisnero, and Spencer Turnbull, all have been on the 60-day injured list, which has been removed from the 40-man roster.