- Jorge Posada will be the Yankees DH in the ALDS (at least vs. righties):
Posada said Girardi informed him on Thursday morning that he would be starting as the team's DH in Game 1 on Friday night.- Girardi said that Jesus Montero will be healthy enough to play. “I saw him today. He’s fine. He got hit on the outside of the last two fingers. He’ll have a bruise, but I saw it. There wasn’t really any swelling. He’s okay."
"Our intent is to use Jorgie as our DH," Girardi said. "We will go with that, and you just play it out."
- Girardi also said that A-Rod is fine, will play tomorrow, and he expects him to play third throughout the playoffs.
- Chris Dickerson is on the ALDS roster.
- Raul Valdez and Aaron Laffey are not, so Boone Logan will be the Yankees only lefty in the pen.
- Umpires for Yankees-Tigers: Gerry Davis (crew chief) Tony Randazzo, Eric Cooper, Dan Iassogna, Ted Barrett and Bill Welke.