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Edwin Encarnacion leaves the Yankees-Indians game with an ankle injury


A scary scene unfolded in Cleveland a few minutes ago, where the New York Yankees are taking on the Cleveland Indians in Game 2 of their American League Division Series.

Indians DH Edwin Encarnacion reached base via a HBP in the first inning and then advanced to second on a Carlos Santana RBI single. The next batter, Jay Bruce, lined out to shortstop, and Encarnacion was doubled off. In his attempt to get back to the bag, however, he stepped awkwardly on second base, turning his ankle and crumbling to the ground:

The Indians have announced that he has a sprained ankle, but there is a wide range in the severity of such injuries, so it will not be known how long Encarnacion will be out until he has been more thoroughly evaluated.

As of this writing the Indians lead the Yankees 3-2 after two innings of play.

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.