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Van Slyke in doubt for NLDS, Puig possible

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By Jon Weisman

With Clayton Kershaw (above) starting things out with his morning windsprints, the Dodgers held their first postseason workout today.

The deadline to finalize the 25-man roster for the National League Division Series doesn’t come until 10 a.m. Friday, so the Dodgers haven’t made any announcements regarding who will be on it, nor the starting rotation.

General manager Farhan Zaidi said that while discussions about the final roster spots are continuing, including whether the last spot will go to a pitcher or a position player, the team hopes to let players know their status sooner than later so they they aren’t in the dark.

Scott Van Slyke, battling wrist problems, didn’t bat today, so his chances for playing in the NLDS are dimming. Yasiel Puig is considered healthy and, if the organization is satisfied that he had enough prep time at Camelback Ranch and this weekend against the Padres, he remains a candidate to play in the NLDS.


Vin Scully on Fernando Valenzuela, 1980


Zaidi: Clubhouse key for managers


  1. SP; Kershw, Greinke, Wood & Anderson.
    RP; Avilan, Liberatore, Howell, Nicasio, Hatcher, Garcia & Jansen.
    C; Ellis & Grandal
    1B Gonzalez, 2B Kendrick, 3B Turner, SS Seager, 2B Utley & SS Rollins.
    LF Crawford & Ruggiano
    CF Pederson & Hernandez
    RF Ethier & Puig

    • I doubt Libertore makes it instead of Baez. Other than that, you probably nailed it, unless Puig is left off. I still wouldn’t mind Barnes as a 3rd catcher since Grandal has been so bad lately, but I doubt they’d do that.

  2. jpavko

    Ruggiano should get a spot over Van Slyke

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