The Los Angeles Dodgers announced their 25-man active roster for the World Series, keeping with the 13 position players and 12 pitchers from both the National League Division Series and NL Championship Series.
While Julio Urias replaced Scott Alexander for the matchup with the Milwaukee Brewers, Alexander now makes a return for the World Series. He was added to the roster in lieu of rookie Caleb Ferguson.
Alexander appeared in just one game in the NL Division Series, tossing a scoreless inning. His removal for the NLCS was a bit surprising, and one Dodgers manager Dave Roberts said was not health-related.
Now the same can be said for Ferguson, who has thrown three hitless innings and walked just one batter across six postseason appearances.
Clayton Kershaw is starting Game 1 at Fenway Park on Tuesday, followed by Hyun-Jin Ryu in Game 2 on Wednesday. Walker Buehler gets the ball for Game 3 at Dodger Stadium, and though it has not yet been confirmed, it’s presumed Rich Hill will start Game 4 on Saturday.
Complete breakdown of the Dodgers’ World Series roster included below. Players are listed alphabetically in each position group.
Starting pitchers (4): Walker Buehler, Rich Hill, Clayton Kershaw, Hyun-Jin Ryu
Relief pitchers (8): Scott Alexander, Pedro Baez, Dylan Floro, Kenley Jansen, Ryan Madson, Kenta Maeda, Julio Urias, Alex Wood
Catchers (2): Austin Barnes, Yasmani Grandal
Infielders (6): Brian Dozier, David Freese, Kiké Hernandez, Manny Machado, Max Muncy, Justin Turner
Outfielders (5): Cody Bellinger, Matt Kemp, Joc Pederson, Yasiel Puig, Chris Taylor
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