Porcello was 10-12 with a 4.59 ERA in 31 starts for the AL champions last season, when Smyly went 4-3 with a 3.99 ERA in 18 starts as a rookie. Porcello is 3-1 with a 3.00 ERA in six [spring training] appearances; Smyly is 4-0 with a 3.38 ERA.
Detroit also said Tuesday that utilityman [Matt Tuiasosopo] will be on the opening-day roster. Signed to a minor league contract in November, he is batting .327 with six doubles during [spring training].
Tuiasosopo signed a professional baseball contract after graduating from Woodinville High School. Although he chose baseball, Tuiasosopo had a promising high school football career. He was selected to play in the 2004 U.S. Army All-American Bowl. Before signing as a professional baseball player, he signed a letter of intent to play football at the University of Washington.
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