Game 162 hero Dan Johnson left off Rays’ postseason roster

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Dan Johnson’s game-tying homer Wednesday saved the Rays’ season, but it didn’t land him a spot on the playoff roster.

Instead the Rays opted to keep three catchers and utility man Elliot Johnson over Dan Johnson and Justin Ruggiano.

Jeff Niemann is also absent from the playoff roster despite going 11-7 with a 4.06 ERA in 23 starts and the Rays chose J.P. Howell over Cesar Ramos as a left-hander for the bullpen.

Tampa Bay also announced that Wade Davis, who started 29 games and logged 184 innings, will work out of the bullpen. Matt Moore, who’s been in the majors for two weeks, will start Game 1 against Texas.