Grady Sizemore tested his injured right knee by running the bases yesterday and Jordan Bastian of MLB.com reports that he could be activated from the disabled list as soon as tomorrow.
“He went out there and ran the bases and felt good,” manager Manny Acta told Bastian. “We’re going to make a decision. I’m expecting him to be ready to join us this weekend.”
Bastian reports that rookie outfielder Ezequiel Carrera was spotted shaking hands with teammates in the clubhouse following yesterday’s game, which is a sign that he’ll be the one sent down to make room for Sizemore’s return. Cleveland has today off.
Jon Heyman of FanRag Sports reports that Dodgers shortstop Corey Seager will be on the team’s World Series roster.
Seager, 23, played in the NLDS but was left off the NLCS roster due to a lower back injury suffered in Game 3 against the Diamondbacks. He had three hits, including a triple, in 15 plate appearances in that series. During the regular season, Seager hit .295/.375/.479 with 22 home runs, 77 RBI, and 85 runs scored across 613 PA.
Charlie Culberson and Chris Taylor handled shortstop while Seager was absent. Both players were among the Dodgers’ best performers in the NLCS. With Seager back in the fold, Taylor will play mostly center field and Culberson will return to his bench role.