Shortstop Seager, pitcher McCarthy added to Los Angeles Dodgers' roster

Shortstop Seager, pitcher McCarthy added to Los Angeles Dodgers' roster

Shortstop Seager, pitcher McCarthy added to Los Angeles Dodgers' roster

Seager hit.295 with 22 home runs and 77 RBIs, a season after he was the NL Rookie of the Year.

Roberts has said it's possible Seager will be used as a designated hitter on the road when the games shift to Houston on Friday.

After previously considering keeping Granderson on the bench for the World Series, Dodgers manager Dave Roberts decided he couldn't afford to have the slumping vet in the lineup. Initially brought in to replace Pederson, Granderson had only 18 hits in 112 plate appearances for Los Agneles (.161) during the regular season, and has just one hit and eight strikeouts in his 15 postseason at-bats. One of the game's truly likable players, it's a shame that this may be how it ends for Granderson, but maybe his Dodgers teammates can pick him up and send him out as a champion. Game 1 of the World Series will be two weeks from that shot.

Farmer, who served as the Dodgers' third catcher during the past two rounds and can also play third base, went 0-for-4 with a sacrifice fly during playoff victories over Arizona and Chicago. Entering the postseason the concern was on how the bullpen would perform when they couldn't finish off the regular season on good note.

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McCarthy, 34, went 6-4 with a 3.98 earned-run average during the regular season. But the veteran was never fully healthy, whether it was a right knee injury that caused him to miss a start in July, or a recurring finger blister that caused him to miss all of August and most of September. His last game was a two-inning relief stint on October 1.

McCarthy's final three outings were as a reliever, when he posted a 6.00 ERA over six innings.

The Astros made no changes to their American League Championship Series roster.

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