The Dodgers will have 14 position players and 11 pitchers at their disposal in the National League Division Series against the New York Mets. Both clubs submitted their rosters to MLB on Friday morning, and there were few surprises on the Dodgers’ end after outfielder Justin Ruggiano revealed he’d been included:
The Dodgers announced that Hall of Fame broadcaster Vin Scully underwent a “recommended medical procedure” this morning and is resting comfortably. Scully will miss the postseason.
The team offered no further details, remarking only that Scully “is looking forward to returning to the Dodgers for the 2016 season, his 67th with the Dodgers.”
Last season, the 87-year-old broadcaster was relegated to radio duties for the Dodgers’ first-round series against the St. Louis Cardinals. TBS holds the television rights to the National League playoffs this year.
The New York Mets aren’t likely to announce their 25-man roster until they can determine the health of pitcher Steven Matz, who is a candidate to start the if-necessary Game 4 at Citi Field.
Matz, who’s recovering from tightness in his left (throwing) shoulder, told reporters in New York that he felt better Wednesday after throwing a bullpen session at Citi Field.
The 24-year-old left-hander made his major league debut in June and went 4-0 with a 2.27 ERA in six starts.
Rosters are not due to MLB until 10 a.m. Friday.
The Dodgers are encouraging fans to arrive early to Dodger Stadium, with a variety of alternative transportation options available and a severe traffic advisory warning in effect.
Gates will open three hours before the first pitch of Games 1 and 2, at 3:45 p.m. Friday and 3 p.m. Saturday respectively. Game 2 begins at the same time as the USA-Mexico soccer match at the Rose Bowl.