Mark Sheldon of MLB.com says …
Maybe he’s just cursed to roam Ohio for all of his days? I have some familiarity with that, so Grady, if the Reds are your only option, talk to me. I can help you cope.
Anyway, hasn’t played in the big leagues since 2011. He hasn’t played a full season since 2008. If he were to actually crack an Opening Day roster he’d have to be the leading candidate for Comeback Player of the Year Award, no?
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: