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Dodgers News: NLDS Roster Announced With Some Surprises

The NLDS roster is set, see who didn’t make the cut here.



The Dodgers have set their National League Division Series roster just hours before first pitch in Texas. While most moves made were expected, there were a few that most did not see coming. Dave Roberts had previously talked about keeping a third catcher around, bringing in news arms, and cutting loose a position player. Let’s dive into the roster. 

Pitchers

The Dodgers went with all of the same pitching from the last series with one change. Dylan Floro will be added onto the roster as the need for deeper pitching grows in a longer series. Floro was left off of the roster during the short Wild Card Series in favor of adding depth on the bench.

Two Catchers

Rather than going with three catchers to keep Will Smith’s bat in the lineup, the Dodgers have gone back to two. Keibert Ruiz will not be a part of the roster, presumably because the team feels like Barnes can put up productive at-bats following his big game during the Wild Card Series. 

Infielders

This was the biggest surprise for the Dodgers out of every move made. Not only did they choose to add Gavin Lux back onto the roster, but they opted to removed Edwin Rios as the corresponding move. Given the struggles that Lux has faced over this season, it’s surprising to see him on there over the powerful Rios.

Other Moves

The only other move in question was whether or not Terrance Gore would make the cut as a designated runner this series. Dave Roberts opted to keep him around though, and the Dodgers will once again have some speed waiting on the bench should they need it. Gore also offers a decent defensive replacement given how big the outfield is at Globe Life Field.

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Written by Brook Smith

Brook is the Senior Editor of Dodgers Nation, with several years of experience in sports journalism. He is an avid Dodgers and Lakers fan, and can be spotted fairly often at Dodger Stadium and Staples Center.

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  1. They just love to put themselves at a disadvantage don’t they. Believe it or not I’m actually in shock that Lux is here over Rios. I guess Muncy cried enough

      • Apparently Lux is here for his speed and defense but I thought Gore had the speed covered. If Gore is here then Rios should be too, if Gore was left off then it would make at least a little sense to have Lux

    • Just more of your pessimistic outlook. Why not look up what all the other teams are doing with their early off season! Our Dodgers(not sure they are your Dodgers) are once again in the playoffs and all you can do is throw shade! How sad.

  2. LEAVE IT UP TO D.R., WHAT THE HELL W/LUX OVER RIOS, I TOLD YOU D.R. HAS A THING ABOUT MUNCY. SEND MUNCY DOWN, BRING BACK RIOS.TRADE MUNCY, MUCH BETTER ON THE BENCH. MUNCY IS A CRY BABY, TRADE HIM.

    • Please. You think Robert’s decided the roster? I’m sure he had input, but clearly the final decision on the roster comes from Andrew Friedman.

  3. Rios has been proving himself both defensively and offensively; so, I think this decision is absurd. But let’s see what happens with this roster and maybe we will all be proven wrong…I hope. As long as everybody shows up, we should do fine. Or DR will seriously need to reconsider his choices so that we do not let this series get away from us. Padres are whipping Clevinger on us, but that should not prove to be an insurmountable challenge. Its likely that he will not last too many innings, anyways. Go Dodgers!!!

    • As it turns out, Rios is on the IL. If he was not, it would make sense to question why he was not on the roster. With that being said, Buehler had his struggles last night but prevented the Padres from scoring despite a bases loaded/ 1 out situation. As for the rest of our team, the Dodgers brought their “A” game to the 6th and here we are. Kershaw tonight; GO DODGERS!!!

  4. Just more of your pessimistic outlook. Why not look up what all the other teams are doing with their early off season! Our Dodgers(not sure they are your Dodgers) are once again in the playoffs and all you can do is throw shade! How sad.

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