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Los Angeles Dodgers Announce Postseason Roster and Some of the Choices May Surprise You

The Los Angeles Dodgers announced their 25-man postseason roster ahead of Game 1 of the NLDS on Friday at Dodger Stadium.

It's time for Dodger Playoff Baseball.

On Friday the Los Angeles Dodgers will embark on a new journey: the postseason.

After 104 wins, and finishing the marathon regular season with the best record in baseball, the Dodgers square off with the division rival Arizona Diamondbacks in a best-of-five NLDS series.

The team announced on Friday morning before Game 1, the 25-man roster that will battle the Snakes with a trip to the NLCS on the line.

Here are the players that made the cut for the postseason.

Starting Pitchers:

Clayton Kershaw
Rich Hill
Yu Darvish
Alex Wood

Relief Pitchers:

Pedro Baez
Tony Cingrani
Josh Fields
Kenley Jansen
Brandon Morrow
Ross Stripling
Tony Watson
Kenta Maeda 

Catchers:

Austin Barnes
Yasmani Grandal
Kyle Farmer 

Infielders:

Cody Bellinger
Logan Forsythe
Corey Seager
Justin Turner
Chase Utley 

Outfielders:

Andre Ethier
Curtis Granderson
Kiké Hernandez
Yasiel Puig
Chris Taylor

There are not a whole lot of surprises on the postseason roster, but the biggest of all is the inclusion of struggling pitcher Pedro Baez.

After a 2.95 ERA through the first half of the season, Baez eclipsed a 20.77 ERA in September and was booed repeatedly at home by Dodger fans.

Fans were hoping that Baez would be left off the roster with rookie Walker Buehler or burner Tim Locastro taking his place.

However, speaking to the media before Game 1, Dodgers' manager Dave Roberts said that Baez's body of work was behind his decision to include the Dominican right-hander on the roster.

"Ultimately, Pedro has been a big part of what we've done all year," Roberts said. "I trust him. Arguably, he's been our high-leveraged reliever outside of Kenley all year. So, I just think that makes sense.

We'll see.

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