Kirk Nieuwenhuis will be on the Mets' NLDS roster against the Dodgers.
With Juan Uribe (chest) unavailable, Nieuwenhuis will serve as a left-handed bat off the bench. The 28-year-old batted .208/.282/.406 with four homers in 117 plate appearances with the Mets this season.
Mets manager Terry Collins said that Wilmer Flores lost 10 pounds in five days while dealing with strep throat.
Flores has also been dealing with lower back stiffness in recent days, but it isn't going to keep him off the Mets' roster for the NLDS against the Dodgers. However, Ruben Tejada is expected to see most of the playing time at shortstop during the series.
Michael Cuddyer is expected to start in left field for Game 1 of the NLDS against the Dodgers.
This is consistent with what Mets manager Terry Collins has been saying in recent days, as he doesn't want Michael Conforto in the lineup against left-hander Clayton Kershaw. Cuddyer is also expected to get the nod over Conforto in Game 3 against Brett Anderson.
Christian Bethancourt had arthroscopic surgery to repair the meniscus in his left knee.
Bethancourt should be able to resume workouts by the end of November, so it shouldn't impact his readiness for spring training. The 24-year-old is coming off a disappointing season where he batted just .200/.225/.290 in 160 plate appearances and had his share of struggles behind the plate. He could serve as a backup in 2016 if the Braves re-sign A.J. Pierzynski.
Francisco Liriano is on the Pirates' roster for Wednesday's Wild Card game vs. the Cubs.
Liriano will function as an insurance policy in case Gerrit Cole falters early or the game goes into extra innings. The Pirates are carrying nine pitchers and 16 position players. It's worth noting that pinch-running specialist Keon Broxton will be active Wednesday.