The Los Angeles Dodgers are ready to roll, as the 92-win National League West champions invade Fenway Park for Game 1 of the 2018 World Series on Tuesday night.
The only move for the Dodgers is adding left-handed reliever Scott Alexander to the roster. Alexander seemingly is being added as a specialist, as he was especially tough on left-handed hitters this season, limiting them to a .460 OPS on the year. Alexander might be called on for some big outs late in games, especially at home if Red Sox manager Alex Cora calls on players like Jackie Bradley Jr. (if he doesn’t start) or Mitch Moreland in pinch-hitting roles.
Alexander replaces Caleb Ferguson on the roster. The 21-year-old Ferguson was good when called upon, appearing in six of the Dodgers’ 10 games through the first two playoff series. He allowed just one base-runner, while striking out three in three total innings of work.
Here’s the Dodgers’ recently released World Series roster.
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