Pirates catcher Francisco Cervelli suffered a left quad injury in late August and couldn’t recover in time to make it back before the end of the regular season. MLB.com’s Adam Berry reports that the Pirates are shutting Cervelli down for the remainder of the season.
Manager Clint Hurdle said, “The reality is we’ve run out of time.”
Cervelli, 31, ends his season with a .249/.342/.370 triple-slash line along with five home runs, 31 RBI, and 31 runs scored in 304 plate appearances. He is under contract through 2019 and will earn $10.5 million next season.
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.