Matt Kemp and the Dodgers are nearing a two-year deal

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Dylan Hernandez of the L.A. Times tweets it.  Here are some more details. It’s two years, but we don’t know terms yet.

The sense before was that Kemp may want to go year to year with the Dodgers given the fact that (a) he’s a stud centerfielder; and (b) the Dodgers could be in the poorhouse soon.  But two years isn’t some monstrous commitment either, as it only buys out his last two arb years two of his first three arbitration years and fully preserves his rights to hit free agency when he would have anyway.

Dodgers add Scott Alexander to World Series roster, drop Caleb Ferguson

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Just as the Red Sox did, the Dodgers swapped out a pitcher for the World Series, replacing lefty Caleb Ferguson with lefty Scott Alexander.

Ferguson, a rookie, had made six appearances in the postseason, facing only one batter on three occasions and no more than three batters in any outing. He hasn’t allowed any hits or runs in three aggregate innings of work and has walked only one. The Dodgers might be concerned about his workload, however, as his velocity dipped as the NLCS wore on.

In Alexander, the Dodgers get a lefty with a bit more durability. Alexander pitched in 73 games in 2018. He made the NLDS roster, appearing in one game against the Braves, pitching a perfect inning in Game 3.

Here’s the entire World Series roster for Los Angeles: