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Dodgers' skipper Dave Roberts said Sunday that he's confident Corey Seager (back) will be on the club's World Series roster.

Seager was a full participant in the team's workout on Sunday and is set to play in a simulated game on Monday. It's looking like a foregone conclusion that he'll be included on the roster, though it's not a certainty that he'll be in the lineup for Game 1.
Oct 22 - 9:00 PM

Dodgers' manager Dave Roberts indicated Sunday that Charlie Culberson could remain on the club's active roster for the World Series, even if Corey Seager is activated.

Seager is expected to return for the World Series, which would have seemingly squeezed Culberson off of the roster, but Roberts was impressed with the way that the utility infielder performed in the NLCS against the Cubs where he slashed .455/.417/.818 in his 11 at-bats.
Oct 22 - 8:55 PM

Alex Wood will start Game 4 of the World Series against the Astros.

Dodgers' manager Dave Roberts cemented his rotation on Sunday, announcing that Clayton Kershaw, Rich Hill and Yu Darvish will pitch in the first three games. Wood struggled in Game 4 of the NLCS against the Cubs, serving up three solo homers in 4 2/3 innings.
Oct 22 - 8:52 PM

Dodgers' skipper Dave Roberts confirmed Sunday that the team will use the same rotation order in the World Series that they did in the NLCS.

That means that Yu Darvish will pitch in Game 3 when the series shifts to Houston, after Clayton Kershaw and Alex Wood work the first two games. Darvish is 2-2 with a 3.52 ERA, 0.87 WHIP and 25/2 K/BB ratio over 23 innings in his four career postseason starts.
Oct 22 - 8:50 PM

Dodgers' manager Dave Roberts announced Sunday that Rich Hill will start Game 2 of the World Series for the Dodgers.

He'll follow Clayton Kershaw who will start Tuesday's opener against the Astros in Los Angeles. The veteran southpaw pitched well his last time out, allowing one run on three hits over five innings in a no-decision against the Cubs in Game 2 of the NLCS. It will be the first time pitching in the World Series for the 37-year-old hurler.
Oct 22 - 8:48 PM

Todd Frazier told reporters after Saturday's loss to the Astros that he would love to return to the Yankees next season.

The impending free agent, who is from New Jersey, gushed about his time playing with the Yankees after a mid-season trade from the White Sox, "This group is like family -- a great family, from the coaching staff to the brass to the players. I've never been more excited to play the game of baseball than in a Yankee uniform with these guys. It's a privilege and an honor to play with these guys because they're class acts." He'll likely be seeking a multi-year deal this winter though, and it's unclear that the Yankees will be willing to give him one with Gleyber Torres and Miguel Andujar knocking on the door to the big leagues.
Source: NJ.com
Oct 22 - 8:34 PM

Corey Seager will test his injured back by playing in a simulated game on Monday.

The Dodgers have yet to make a decision on Seager's availability for Game 1 of the World Series on Tuesday, but they're very optimistic. He has steadily improved since missing the entire NLCS with a back strain, and has been hitting off of a tee and taking soft toss in recent days.
Source: SB Nation
Oct 22 - 4:51 PM

The Red Sox have announced the hiring of Alex Cora as their new manager.

Cora has looked like the favorite to replace John Farrell from the beginning and now his hiring is official. He was given a three-year contract, with the Red Sox holding an option for a fourth year. Cora's only managerial experience has been in winter ball in his native Puerto Rico, but he's been the Astros' bench coach this season and is viewed as a rising star in the coaching profession.
Oct 22 - 3:36 PM

Robert Murray of FanRag Sports reports that former Athletics pitching coach Curt Young could be a candidate to become the Indians' pitching coach.

Mickey Callaway is set to become the Mets' manager, leaving an opening on Terry Francona's staff. The fit with Young makes sense, as he was Tito's pitching coach for a year in Boston. There's also been some speculation that former Red Sox manager John Farrell, who was also a pitching coach under Francona, might be pursued for the Tribe's pitching coach vacancy.
Oct 22 - 3:00 PM

Bruce Levine of WSCR-AM in Chicago reports that former Rays pitching coach Jim Hickey will interview for the Cubs' pitching coach job Monday.

He's already interviewed with the Cardinals and Red Sox, but the Cubs might have a leg up since Hickey was manager Joe Maddon's pitching coach for a number of years in Tampa. Hickey was the Rays' pitching coach for 11 seasons and was the Astros' pitching coach prior to that.
Oct 22 - 2:30 PM

Joel Sherman of the New York Post reports that the Mets are offering their manager job to Indians pitching coach Mickey Callaway.

The two sides are expected to finalize a three-year contract Sunday and officially announce it Monday. Previous reports had indicated that hitting coach Kevin Long and Mariners third base coach Manny Acta were the favorites for the job after a round of interviews, but obviously the Mets are going in a different direction. Callaway had also been a candidate for the Phillies' gig. He's been the Tribe's pitching coach for the last five seasons.
Oct 22 - 1:47 PM

Joel Sherman of the New York Post reports that there are "strong indications" the Mets will pick Indians pitching coach Mickey Callaway as their new manager.

Sherman has backed up a previous report from Newsday's Marc Carig that said Mets hitting coach Kevin Long and White Sox bench coach Joe McEwing will not get the job, and he also adds that Mariners third base coach Manny Acta is out of the running. With Astros bench coach Alex Cora in line for the Red Sox' gig, that leaves Callaway as the last man standing. The Mets are expected to announce their decision Monday.
Oct 22 - 1:29 PM

Newsday's Marc Carig reports that Mets hitting coach Kevin Long and White Sox bench coach Joe McEwing are "out of the running" for the Mets' manager job.

The news comes as a surprise, as multiple reports have had Long as the favorite to land the gig. Joel Sherman of the New York Post reported recently that Mariners third base coach Manny Acta is "a legitimate possibility" for the job, and with the news on Long it's possible Acta might now be the new favorite. Sherman hears that the Mets are planning to announce their decision Monday. Astros bench coach Alex Cora and Indians pitching coach Mickey Callaway are also known to have interviewed.
Oct 22 - 1:21 PM

When asked after Saturday's loss whether he wanted to re-sign with the Yankees, impending free agent CC Sabathia responded, "of course."

Sabathia is 37, but he's put up a solid 3.81 ERA over the last two seasons and held a 2.37 ERA across four playoff starts this year. He could help a number of teams in 2018, but the big left-hander re-upping with the Yankees makes a lot of sense for both sides. Jon Heyman of FanRag Sports has reported last month that the Yankees are interested in re-signing Sabathia to a one-year deal in the $8-10 million range.
Oct 22 - 11:48 AM

Dallas Keuchel will start Game 1 of the World Series for the Astros on Tuesday versus the Dodgers.

Keuchel is the obvious choice with Justin Verlander having pitched on Friday. He will be taking the ball on an extra day of rest when he opposes Clayton Kershaw at Dodger Stadium, while Verlander will go in Game 2 Wednesday on regular rest. The Dodgers have not announced who will pitch for them in Game 2, but it will likely be Rich Hill.
Oct 22 - 11:06 AM



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