The Braves activate Jason Heyward

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The Braves just announced that Jason Heyward has been activated and will, in all likelihood, be in the lineup against the Mets tonight.

Heyward’s bat is much needed. His ugly batting line — .214/.317/.407 — represents a lot of play when he was injured but when, for some reason or another, no one took him out of the lineup.  When healthy — which ain’t often, but hopefully applies now — Heyward is a serious threat. And considering that the Braves rank 12th in offense in the National League, his return will be welcome indeed.

Corey Seager will be included on Dodgers’ World Series roster

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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.