St. Louis left A.J. Pierzynski off the NLDS roster, but now the Cardinals have added the veteran catcher to the NLCS roster.
Pierzynski was signed in late July to fill in for an injured Yadier Molina and hit just .244 with one homer and a .600 OPS in 30 games. For the Dodgers series the Cardinals opted to keep two catchers and preferred Tony Cruz as Molina’s backup, but now they’ll go with three catchers against the Giants.
Left-hander Sam Freeman was removed from the roster to make room for Pierzynski, who last played in the postseason for the White Sox in 2008.