Dodgers Will Carry 3 Catchers on Their 25-man Roster Into NLDS Against Washington Nationals
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Dodgers will carry three catchers on their 25-man roster in the National League Division Series against Washington.
Manager Dave Roberts said Tuesday he likes catcher Austin Barnes' versatility, while Carlos Ruiz will back up starter Yasmani Grandal behind the plate.
Among those left off the roster are infielder-outfielders Kike Hernandez and Rob Segedin and left-handed reliever J.P. Howell.
Segedin and Howell will travel with the team when it leaves Wednesday for Washington, D.C. Hernandez won't travel and figures to be part of a group headed to Arizona to get work in in case they're activated later in the playoffs.
Also making the roster is infielder Charlie Culberson, whose 10th-inning home run against Colorado allowed the Dodgers to clinch their fourth consecutive NL West title, a record for the storied franchise.