Longtime umpire Harry Wendelstedt passes away

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Harry Wendelstedt, who was an MLB umpire for more than 30 years before retiring in 1998, passed away today at age 73.

Wendelstedt, who worked five World Series, four All-Star games, and a record-tying five no-hitters, was diagnosed with a brain tumor several years ago.

The accompanying photo shows Wendelstedt with his son, Hunter Wendelstedt, who followed in his footsteps and is a current MLB umpire.

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.