The Astros announced their roster for the World Series presented by YouTube TV, with no changes from the previous round.
Houston will once again carry 13 hitters, including three catchers, and 12 pitchers. The Astros already announced that Dallas Keuchel and Justin Verlander will start Games 1 and 2, respectively, followed by Charlie Morton and Lance McCullers in some order.
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The Astros will have Brian McCann, Evan Gattis and Juan Centeno behind the plate, with American League MVP Award candidate Jose Altuve, Alex Bregman, Carlos Correa, Marwin Gonzalez and Yuli Gurriel rounding out the infield. They will also carry five outfielders with George Springer, Josh Reddick, Cameron Maybin, Carlos Beltran and Derek Fisher.
Included in the eight-man bullpen are right-handers Ken Giles, Chris Devenski, Luke Gregerson, Will Harris, Collin McHugh, Joe Musgrove and Brad Peacock along with left-hander Francisco Liriano.
There had been some buzz that Jake Marisnick, who fractured his right thumb on Sept. 13 and is the club's best defensive outfielder, could be added to the roster, but he had not made enough progress in his rehab to get added.
"He'll be an injury fill-in, if needed," manager A.J. Hinch said at Monday's Media Day. "Right now, there's not enough time to get him ready, enough for us to feel comfortable, especially in a National League game. His thumb is healed, he's throwing, he's feeling good. He hasn't hit enough to be an option off the bench in a National League-style game. And if needed, we're going to have to play four of those."
Here is Houston's World Series roster:
Lance McCullers Jr.