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25-man rosters for postseason clubs

Below are the projected 25-man rosters for each postseason team's next round. Teams can adjust their roster for each round, and we will update these as they become official.


Below are the projected 25-man rosters for each postseason team's next round. Teams can adjust their roster for each round, and we will update these as they become official.


Game 2 starting lineup
1. Ronald Acuna Jr., LF
2. Johan Camargo, 3B
3. Freddie Freeman, 1B
4. Nick Markakis, RF
5. Kurt Suzuki, C
6. Ozzie Albies, 2B
7. Ender Inciarte, CF
8. Charlie Culberson, SS

Tyler Flowers, C
Lucas Duda, 1B
Lane Adams, OF
Ryan Flaherty, INF
Rene Rivera, C

Starting pitchers
Mike Foltynewicz, RHP
Anibal Sanchez, RHP
Kevin Gausman, RHP
Julio Teheran, RHP

Arodys Vizcaino, RHP/CL
A.J. Minter, LHP
• Chad Sobotka, RHP
Jonny Venters, LHP
Sean Newcomb, LHP
Max Fried, LHP
Touki Toussaint, RHP
Brad Brach, RHP

Notes: Dansby Swanson (torn ligament in his left hand) isn't yet ready to return, but he's said he's hopeful he'll be able to play if the Braves make it past the NLDS. Fried and Toussaint provide two long relief options, but Fried may be used as a matchup/middle reliever. The Braves have elected to carry both Teheran and Newcomb on the roster. Teheran appears to be the likelier candidate to be the fourth starter, especially considering the Dodgers' late-season improvement against left-handed pitching. Newcomb could work out of the bullpen. Atlanta carrying a third catcher allows Flowers or Suzuki to be a right-handed pinch-hitting option.

Game 2 starting lineup
1. Joc Pederson, LF
2. Justin Turner, 3B
3. Max Muncy, 1B
4. Manny Machado, SS
5. Yasiel Puig, RF
6. Cody Bellinger, CF
7. Enrique Hernandez, 2B
8. Yasmani Grandal, C

Chris Taylor, UTIL
David Freese, IF
Austin Barnes, C/IF
Matt Kemp, OF
Brian Dozier, IF

Starting pitchers
Hyun-Jin Ryu, LHP
Clayton Kershaw, LHP
Walker Buehler, RHP
Rich Hill, LHP

Kenley Jansen, RHP/CL
Kenta Maeda, RHP
Scott Alexander, LHP
Alex Wood, LHP
Pedro Baez, RHP
• Caleb Ferguson, LHP
Ryan Madson, RHP
Dylan Floro, RHP

Notes: The Dodgers will open the NLDS with a pair of left-handers against the Braves, as Ryu will start Game 1 on Thursday at Dodger Stadium, and Kershaw will start Game 2. With the luxury of a 40-man roster in September, the platoon lineup for the Dodgers against a left-handed starter has included Freese at first base, Taylor in left field, Kemp in right field and Dozier at second base. Among those on the bubble are Chase Utley, who will retire after the season.


Game 2 starting lineup
1. Charlie Blackmon, CF
2. DJ LeMahieu, 2B
3. Nolan Arenado, 3B
4. Carlos Gonzalez, RF
5. Trevor Story, SS
6. Gerardo Parra, LF
7. Ian Desmond, 1B
8. Chris Iannetta, C

Matt Holliday, LF
• Garrett Hampson, INF
Ryan McMahon, INF
• Tony Wolters, C
David Dahl, OF

Starting Pitchers
• Antonio Senzatela, RHP
• Tyler Anderson, LHP
• German Marquez, RHP
• Kyle Freeland, LHP

Wade Davis, RHP/CL
Adam Ottavino, RHP
Scott Oberg, RHP
Seunghwan Oh, RHP
Chris Rusin, LHP
Harrison Musgrave, LHP
Chad Bettis, RHP
• DJ Johnson, RHP

Notes: Senzatela will likely start Game 1 against the Brewers at Miller Park on Thursday, being ready to go on regular rest. The right-hander has only faced the Brewers once in his career, going five scoreless innings in a 2-1 Rockies victory on April 6, 2017. Over his final three starts of the regular season, Senzatela posted a 1.62 ERA over 16 2/3 innings. As far as the roster goes, the Rockies will not carry three catchers in the NLDS, with Drew Butera left off the roster. Instead, they'll take an extra reliever in the 29-year-old rookie Johnson, who's made just seven big league appearances, all since September. That also means Jon Gray was left off the roster.

Game 2 starting lineup
1. Lorenzo Cain, CF
2. Christian Yelich, RF
3. Ryan Braun, LF
4. Jesus Aguilar, 1B
5. Mike Moustakas, 3B
6. Hernan Perez, SS
7. Travis Shaw, 2B
8. Erik Kratz, C

Curtis Granderson, OF
Jonathan Schoop, IF
Orlando Arcia, IF
Manny Pina, C
Keon Broxton, OF
Domingo Santana, OF

Starting pitchers
Wade Miley, LHP
Gio Gonzalez, LHP
Jhoulys Chacin, RHP

Jeremy Jeffress, RHP/CL
Josh Hader, LHP
Corey Knebel, RHP
Joakim Soria, RHP
• Corbin Burnes, RHP
Brandon Woodruff, RHP
Junior Guerra, RHP
Freddy Peralta, RHP

Notes: The Brewers' rotation is different than most top-seeded teams, since it doesn't feature an ace. So they could opt to carry three starters and use a multi-inning arm that pitched out of the bullpen down the stretch, like Woodruff or Freddy Peralta or Junior Guerra, in a game. All of those players were starting pitchers for the bulk of this season. There's also Chase Anderson, who was the Opening Day starter, but he was removed from the rotation with one week to go.

Postseason schedule


Game 2 starting lineup
1. Francisco Lindor, SS
2. Michael Brantley, LF
3. Jose Ramirez, 2B
4. Edwin Encarnacion, DH
5. Josh Donaldson, 3B
6. Yonder Alonso, 1B
7. Melky Cabrera, RF
8. Yan Gomes, C
9. Jason Kipnis, CF

Roberto Perez, C
Rajai Davis, OF
Greg Allen, OF
Yandy Diaz, UTIL
Brandon Guyer, OF

Starting pitchers
Corey Kluber, RHP
Carlos Carrasco, RHP
Mike Clevinger, RHP

Andrew Miller, LHP
Cody Allen, RHP
Brad Hand, LHP
Oliver Perez, LHP
Trevor Bauer, RHP
• Shane Bieber, RHP
Adam Cimber, RHP
Dan Otero, RHP

Notes: Bauer and Bieber will be available out of the bullpen in the early games. If the series reaches Game 4, one of the right-handers will start, depending on their usage in Games 1-3. Guyer (right shoulder) and Gomes (laceration on right thumb) have both been cleared for the ALDS. The last bench job went to Davis for his speed over utility man Erik Gonzalez. 

Game 2 starting lineup
1. George Springer, CF
2. Jose Altuve, 2B
3. Alex Bregman, 3B
4. Yuli Gurriel, 1B
5. Marwin Gonzalez, LF
6. Carlos Correa, SS
7. Tyler White, DH
8. Josh Reddick, RF
9. Martin Maldonado, C

Evan Gattis, DH
Brian McCann, C
Tony Kemp, OF
Jake Marisnick, OF
• Myles Straw, OF

Starting pitchers
Justin Verlander, RHP
Gerrit Cole, RHP
Dallas Keuchel, LHP
Charlie Morton, RHP

Roberto Osuna, RHP/CL
Ryan Pressly, RHP
Lance McCullers Jr., RHP
Collin McHugh, RHP
Will Harris, RHP
• Josh James, RHP
Tony Sipp, LHP

Notes: The Astros decided to carry the speedy outfielder Straw as a pinch-runner instead of Max Stassi as a third catcher. There were some tough bullpen decisions, too, with former All-Star Chris Devenski squeezed out. The hard-throwing rookie James provides length and a 100-mph fastball that makes him enticing.


Game 1 starting lineup
1. Andrew McCutchen, LF
2. Aaron Judge, RF
3. Aaron Hicks, CF
4. Giancarlo Stanton, DH
5. Luke Voit, 1B
6. Didi Gregorius, SS
7. Miguel Andujar, 3B
8. Gary Sanchez, C
9. Gleyber Torres, 2B

Austin Romine, C
Adeiny Hechavarria, SS
Neil Walker, IF
Brett Gardner, OF

Starting Pitchers
Luis Severino, RHP
Masahiro Tanaka, RHP
J.A. Happ, LHP
CC Sabathia, LHP

Lance Lynn, RHP
Aroldis Chapman, LHP/CL
Dellin Betances, RHP
Zach Britton, LHP
David Robertson, RHP
Chad Green, RHP
Stephen Tarpley, LHP
Jonathan Holder, RHP

Notes: Sabathia wasn't on the Yankees' Wild Card Game roster, but he's been added for the ALDS against Boston. The same goes for Tarpley in the bullpen, who gives the Yankees an additional left-handed relief option. Not on the ALDS roster: Tyler Wade (a pinch-running/defensive option) and Kyle Higashioka (third catcher), who were both carried for the Wild Card Game. Instead, the Yankees have opted for an extra pitcher, so Holder keep his spot. Greg Bird is again an odd man out, as he was for the Wild Card Game.

Game 1 starting lineup
1. Mookie Betts, RF
2. Andrew Benintendi, LF
3. Steve Pearce, 1B
4. J.D. Martinez, DH
5. Xander Bogaerts, SS
6. Eduardo Nunez, 3B
7. Ian Kinsler, 2B
8. Sandy Leon, C
9. Jackie Bradley Jr., CF

Mitch Moreland, 1B
Rafael Devers, 3B
Brock Holt, INF-OF
Blake Swihart, C-UTILITY
Christian Vazquez, C

Starting pitchers
Chris Sale, LHP
David Price, LHP
Rick Porcello, RHP
Nathan Eovaldi, RHP

Craig Kimbrel, RHP/CL
Matt Barnes, RHP
Ryan Brasier, RHP
Heath Hembree, RHP
Eduardo Rodriguez, LHP
Brandon Workman, RHP
Joe Kelly, RHP

Notes: The Red Sox made a roster substitution Saturday afternoon, swapping Hembree in for right-hander Steven Wright, who was diagnosed with inflammation and loose body in his left knee. Wright is now ineligible for the remainder of the ALDS and the ALCS, should Boston advance. Manager Alex Cora could mix Pearce in at first base against lefties, and Nunez and Holt could see some time at third in place of the inconsistent Devers. Kelly and Workman got the last two bullpen spots, with Bobby Poyner not making the roster.